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.
|Oligoclonal bands|| |
Discrete bands observed on an electrophoretic gel as a result of a patients sample being analyzed by protein electrophoresis
Genetic material that is able to produce a malignant change in a cell; several have been identifited in human tissue as potential causes of cancer. Certain oncogenes may play a role in normal growth and development; if they are damaged or mutated, cancer may result.
Pertaining to the mouth
A specific stucture in the body that performs one or more functions, such as the heart, lungs or liver
Also known as: Ovuml
Also known as: Ova (plural)
|Oxidative Stress|| |
Damage to cells in the body caused by free radicals; free radicals, groups of atoms containing an oxygen atom and a free electron, can damage and sometimes destroy cells.