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Transient

Transient 1. short-lived; passing; not permanent; said of a disease or an attack. 2. A short-lived cardiac sound having... Read More

Polymorphism

Polymorphism Definition The occurrence of two or more different forms or morphs in the population of a species is referred... Read More

Water

Water Definition (1) (biochemistry) A chemical substance, with chemical formula H2O, that is a clear, colorless, odorless,... Read More

Hyperosmotic

Hyperosmotic Definition The word Hyperosmotic is derived from two Greek words: 'hyper', meaning “excess” and 'osmos',... Read More

Sympatric speciation

Speciation is a process of evolution through which two different existing populations evolve and a distinct species form. It... Read More

Actions of Caffeine in the Brain with Special Reference to Factors That Contribute to Its Widespread Use

IV. Actions of Caffeine on Brain Functions and Behavior Having discussed the molecular and neuronal actions of caffeine,... Read More

Secular equilibrium

secular equilibrium A type of radioactive equilibrium in which the half-life of the precursor (parent) radioisotope is so... Read More

Egestion

Egestion is the act or process of voiding or discharging undigested food as faeces. To egest means to discharge undigested... Read More

Dicrotic notch

Definition noun 1. The brief rise or upstroke in a pulse tracing that occurs before the dicrotic wave, and represents a... Read More

Glyceride

Definition noun, plural: glycerides (biochemistry) Any of the esters formed from glycerol reacting with fatty acids, and... Read More

Sonoporation

Definition noun A mechanical method of delivering molecules into the cell using sound, e.g. ultrasonic... Read More

Overshoots

overshoot 1. Generally, any initial change, in response to a sudden step change in some factor, that is greater than the... Read More

Linea nigra

Definition noun (1) A long narrow dark streak running along the midline of the abdomen, from the umbilicus to the pubis (2) ... Read More

Axon terminal

An axon terminal is any of the button-like endings of axons through which axons make synaptic contacts with other nerve... Read More

Hydrogen bond

Definition noun plural: hydrogen bonds A type of chemical bond that is formed when the slightly positive hydrogen atom of... Read More

Diglyceride

Definition noun, plural: diglycerides A glyceride consisting of a glycerol and two fatty acid molecules joined through ester... Read More

Circulation

Blood Blood is composed of a liquid, plasma, and blood cells such as erythrocytes (red blood cells,) leukocytes (white... Read More

Adenosine

Definition noun plural: adenosines a·den·o·sine, əˈdɛn əˌsin A purine nucleoside that has adenine bound to a... Read More

Arthropod

Arthropod Definition What is an arthropod? An arthropod is an invertebrate living organism characterized by the presence of... Read More

Signal sequence

Definition noun A sequence of amino acid residues bound at the amino terminus of a nascent protein during protein... Read More

Concatos disease

Concatos disease --> polyserositis chronic inflammation with effusions in several serous cavities resulting in fibrous... Read More

The Psychobiology of Hysteria

Editorial Hysteria is often regarded as the archetypal psychodynamic illness. Freud carried out much of his early work on... Read More

Flushing

Flushing (Science: clinical sign) transient redness of the face and neck caused by cutaneous vasodilation due to a variety... Read More

Cohesion

Cohesion Definition What is cohesion? Cohesion, in science definition, refers to the state of cohering or sticking together... Read More

Covalent bond

Covalent Bond Definition What is a covalent bond? In chemistry and other fundamental science fields, a covalent bond is... Read More

Flush

Flush (Science: clinical sign) transient, episodic redness of the face and neck caused by certain diseases, ingestion of... Read More

Fold

Fold 1. A ridge or margin apparently formed by the doubling back of a lamina. See: plica. 2. In the embryo, a transient... Read More

Agony

Agony Origin: L. Agonia, gr, orig. A contest, fr., cf. F. Agonie. See Agon. 1. Violent contest or striving. The world is... Read More

Accommodation

Accomodation, in general sense, may refer to the dwelling or a transient lodging. In biology, it refers to an adjustment or... Read More

Excitatory synapse

Definition noun (1) A synapse in which the nerve impulse in a presynaptic cell tend to increase the probability of the... Read More

Electromagnetic

Electromagnetic (Science: physics) Of, Pertaining to, or produced by, magnetism which is developed by the passage of an... Read More

Impulse

Impulse 1. The act of impelling, or driving onward with sudden force; impulsion; especially, force so communicated as to... Read More

Mitosis

Mitosis Definition What is mitosis? In biology, mitosis refers to the cellular process where a single cell divides... Read More

Dominion

Dominion 1. Sovereign or supreme authority; the power of governing and controlling; independent right of possession, use,... Read More

How cell fixes DNA damage

DNA repair strategies DNA is crucial to life. It carries the fundamental blueprint for the proper functioning of a cell.... Read More