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AAA

Overview page. Subjects: Chemistry — Medicine and Health.

1 a codon in mRNA for l‐lysine.

2 abbr. for ATPase associated with varied activities. See AAA protease.

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Aarskog-Scott syndrome

Overview page. Subjects: Chemistry — Medicine and Health.

An X-linked developmental disorder (faciogenital dysplasia, FGDY) in which stature is disproportionately short and there are facial, skeletal, and urogenital abnormalities. The syndrome is...

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abapical

Overview page. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography — Dentistry.

Opposite to or directly away from the apex.

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abasia

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology — Medicine and Health.

Inability to walk. Compare dysbasia. [From Greek a- without  +  basis a step, from bainein to step or go  +  -ia indicating a condition or quality]

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abatement

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology — Environmental Science.

Reduction or preferably elimination of public health hazards or nuisances such as environmental pollutants, noxious smells, excessive noise. Abatement is often an important activity in...

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ABC

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health — Chemistry.

1. Antigen binding cell.

2. Antigen binding capacity.

3. The avidin–biotin peroxidase complex. Used in an immunocytochemical method...

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abdomen

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health — Zoology and Animal Sciences.

That part of the body cavity below the chest and separated from it by the diaphragm. It contains a number of organs including the stomach, liver, kidneys, spleen, pancreas, and intestines.

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abductor

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health — Biological Sciences.

A type of muscle whose function is to move a limb away from the body. Abductors work antagonistically with adductors.

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Abelson leukaemia virus

Overview page. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics — Medicine and Health.

A replication-defective murine leukaemia virus (A-MuLV), a retrovirus, that requires coinfection of cells with a ‘helper’ virus to proliferate and to cause a rapidly progressive...

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aberration

Overview page. Subjects: Physics — Medicine and Health.

n. (in optics) a defect in the image formed by an optical device (e.g. a lens). In chromatic aberration the image has coloured fringes as a result of the different extent to...

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