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Vertical transmission

vertical transmission (Science: microbiology) transmission of a pathogen such as hIV from mother to foetus or baby during... Read More

Transmission

transmission 1. (Science: microbiology, physiology) A passage or transfer, as of a disease from one individual to another or... 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

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

Zoonosis

Zoonosis Definition Zoonosis is an infectious disease that can be transmitted from an animal to a human host. Originally a... Read More

Axon hillock

Axon Hillock Definition What is axon hillock? If you are familiar with the different parts of the neuron, the axon hillock... Read More

Afferent Nerve

Afferent Nerve Definition The word ‘aferent’ means "steering or conducting something towards a destination". The... Read More

Obligate parasite

Parasitism is a form of symbiosis that occurs between a parasite and its host. The parasite is the organism that generally... Read More

Host cell

Host Cells Definition What is a host cell? A host cell is a living cell that serves as a shelter and a food source to the... Read More

Definitive host

Different Biological Relationships The biological world is interconnected whether we notice it or not. All the life forms... Read More

Phosphorylation

Phosphorylation Definition We can define phosphorylation as a biochemical process in which a phosphate molecule is added to... Read More

Anterolateral system

Definition noun A composite bundle of fibers in the ventral half of the lateral funiculus of the spinal cord, and comprised... Read More

Tissue

Tissue Definition What is tissue in the body? The body tissue is an aggregation of cells that function together and have a... Read More

Biology

Biology Definition Biology is the branch of science that primarily deals with the structure, function, growth, evolution,... Read More

Genetic diversity

Genetic Diversity Definition Each species is composed of individuals with their own set of genes. A gene is the inheritance... Read More

Mendelian inheritance

Definition noun (genetics) A type of biological inheritance that conforms to the set of principles of Gregor Mendel... Read More

Derive

Derive 1. To turn the course of, as water; to divert and distribute into subordinate channels; to diffuse; to communicate;... Read More

Branches of biology

Branches of Biology Biology, the scientific study of life, includes several relevant branches. Below is a list of major... Read More

Sensory Systems

A sensory system is a part of the nervous system consisting of sensory receptors that receive stimuli from the internal and... Read More

Biological Viruses

The prime directive of all organisms is to reproduce and survive and this also applies to viruses. Apparently, viruses are... Read More

Electrical synapse

Definition noun A form of synapse between two apposed neurons in which nerve impulse transmission is rapid and occurs by... Read More

Hyaline cartilage

Hyaline Cartilage Definition Before we define hyaline cartilage, let us understand what cartilage is. What is cartilage? Is... Read More

Mendelian Genetics

Definition noun (genetics) A set of theories that attempts to explain inheritance and biological diversity according to... Read More

Transposition

Definition noun, plural: transpositions (genetics) The transfer of a segment of DNA from one site to another of a... Read More

Fugitive swelling

Fugitive swelling --> loiasis a parasitic infection caused by the nematode loa loa. The vector in the transmission of... Read More

Air conduction

Air conduction in relation to hearing, the transmission of sound to the inner ear through the external Auditory Canal and... Read More

Sexually transmitted disease

Definition noun, plural: sexually transmitted diseases (pathology) A disease that is primarily contracted through sexual... Read More

Nerve conduction

nerve conduction The transmission of an impulse along a nerve... Read More

Sarcolemma

Sarcolemma Definition What is the sarcolemma? It is the thin, transparent, extensible plasma membrane of the muscle cell.... Read More

Wuchereria bancrofti

Definition A species of the family Onchocercidae that infects the lymphatic system and causes lymphatic... Read More

Dorsal root ganglion

Definition noun, plural: dorsal root ganglia (neuroanatomy) The ganglion on the dorsal root of every spinal nerve. It is... Read More

Biochemical Genetics

Definition noun A branch of genetics at a biochemical level and in which the relationship of genes and their control over... Read More

Smooth endoplasmic reticulum

Smooth Endoplasmic Reticulum Definition Smooth endoplasmic reticulum (sER) is (a part of) endoplasmic reticulum that is... Read More

Inoculation

Inoculation Definition In Immunology, inoculation is defined as the process of introducing an antigenic substance or... Read More

Skeletal system

What is the Skeletal System? How to define a skeleton? The skeletal system is the main framework that gives your body its... Read More

Inhibitory postsynaptic potential

Inhibitory Postsynaptic Potential Definition An inhibitory postsynaptic potential is a type of synaptic potential. It is... Read More

Feedback mechanism

Feedback Mechanism Definition What is a feedback mechanism? A feedback mechanism is a physiological regulation system in a... Read More

Microfilaria

Definition noun, plural: microfilariae The embryonic or early larval stage in the life cycle of certain parasitic nematodes... Read More

CRISPR DIY – biohacking genes at home

Have you ever thought of changing yourself for the better -- genetically-speaking? Lately, CRISPR company has been selling a... Read More

Mitochondrial DNA not just from moms but also from dads?

If one wants to trace down lineage, that person could turn to the cell's powerhouse, the mitochondrion. This organelle... Read More