BioScience.com.pk try the best to avoid the use of medical terms that could make it more difficult to understand the information on this website. Still, there are a number of terms that can't be avoided and that are useful to know because they are so often used by the doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals with whom you might speak. The list below includes the terms used on BioScience.com.pk for which we have provided definitions.
Breast milk production that occurs without pregnancy
Type of substance found on the surface of cells, particularly in the brain, that is important in cell-to-cell communication
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Properties exhibited by an organism due to genes present in cells
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Process of determining the risk of a particular genetic disorder occurring within a family and providing information and advice based on that determination
The haploid set of chromosomes in a gamete or microorganism or in each cell of a multicellular organism.
The total of a person's genetic information
Specific combination of genes within a cell or cells
Period of development of a fetus between the time an egg is fertilized and birth
A condition in children resulting from excess growth hormone characterized by an abnormal growth of the long bones and increased size of feet and hands
Collective term for most blood proteins other than albumin
Plural: glomeruli; one of a number of specialized structures in the kidney, composed of loops of specialized capillaries that filter blood, allowing small substances to pass through towards the urine but preventing loss of larger proteins and blood cells.
The principal storage form of glucose found primarily in the liver and the muscles.
An enlarged thyroid gland
Special form of chronic inflammation; often forms one or more nodules that can involve the skin, lymph nodes, lung, liver, spleen, or other organs. Granulomas often form in response to certain types of infection (especially to mycobacteria such as in tuberculosis and to fungi) or to foreign bodies, but sometimes have no known cause, as in sarcoidosis.
Enlargement of breast tissue in the male