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acetyl

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology — Chemistry.

The radical (2) group —COCH3 formed by removing —OH from acetic acid. [From acet(ic) acid + -yl indicating a chemical group or radical, from Greek hyle wood]

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anaglyph

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology — Chemistry.

A stereoscopic image composed of two separate images of the same object or scene, taken from slightly different positions, represented in two different colours, usually red and green or...

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antimorph

Overview page. Subjects: Chemistry — Psychology.

A mutant (2) gene that has the opposite effect to its normal allele and competes with it in a heterozygous organism. [From anti against + Greek morphe a form or shape]

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autosomal disease

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology — Chemistry.

A disorder such as Huntington's disease or phenylketonuria that is genetic but not sex-linked, the relevant gene being carried on an autosome.

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axonal transport

Overview page. Subjects: Chemistry — Psychology.

The movement of chemical substances such as neurotransmitters and sometimes small objects such as organelles along the axon of a neuron, either away from the cell body (anterograde axonal...

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base sequence

Overview page. Subjects: Chemistry — Psychology.

Another name for a DNA sequence. [So called because it is made up of bases]

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Cartesian

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology — Chemistry.

Of or relating to the writings or doctrines of the French philosopher René Descartes (1596–1650). See a priori, Cartesian dualism, mind-body problem, rationalism (1).

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context effect

Overview page. Subjects: Chemistry — Psychology.

Any influence of surrounding objects, events, or information on an organism's response to a stimulus (1), especially on perception and cognition. See also adaptation-level theory,...

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corticotrophin

Overview page. Subjects: Chemistry — Psychology.

Another name for adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH). Also spelt corticotropin.

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dextroamphetamine

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Dextroamphetamine hydrochloride or sulphate (US sulfate), a dextrorotatory (right-handed) form of amphetamine, used as a central nervous system stimulant. [From Latin dexter right + English null...

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