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.
Condition characterized by an irregular, often rapid, heart rhythm
Also known as: Auer Rods
Also known as: Auer Bodies
Presence of bacteria in the blood
1) Substance that has a hydroxyl (OH) ion, tastes bitter, has a pH greater than 7 and, when combined with an acid, forms a salt; example of a base is ammonia
Type of white blood cell (leukocyte), with coarse granules that stain blue when exposed to a basic dye. Basophils normally constitute 1% or less of the total white blood cell count but may increase or decrease in certain diseases.
1. Mild, non-cancerous, and/or not spreading (compare Malignant), as of a disease or growth, esp. a benign tumor.
Specialized cells in the pancreas that produce and secrete insulin
Thick, yellow-green-brown fluid made by the liver, stored in the gallbladder, and discharged into the upper part of the digestive tract (duodenum), where it dissolves fats, preparing them for further digestion.
Pertaining to bile or the ducts of the liver and gall blader
A substance produced by the body, often detectable in body fluids such as blood or urine, that indicates a specific process, condition or disease
Removal of a small amount of tissue and/or fluid; the specimen is usually obtained by cutting or by suction through a needle.