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.
The tiniest of blood vessels. Through the one-cell-layer-thick walls of capillaries, oxygen and nutrients are delivered to body tissues and carbon dioxide and other wastes are cleared from body tissues.
The starches and sugars that are the chief energy sources of the body
A collection of boils caused by an infection of a large area of skin involving several hair follicles and deeper layers of tissue; the area often has several openings for pus drainage and sloughing dead tissue
|Carcinoid tumor|| |
Slow-growing mass that can develop in the mucous membrane of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract and sometimes the lungs
|Cardiovascular System|| |
The heart and blood vessels involved in the pumping of blood and the transport of nutrients, oxygen, and waste products throughout the body
1. Person, generally in apparent good health, who harbours organisms that can infect and cause disease in others
1. long, thin, flexible tube inserted into a body cavity or vessel to allow the passage of fluids
|Central Nervous System|
The automated process of separating lighter portions of a solution, mixture, or suspension from the heavier portions, by centrifugal force
|Cerebrospinal Fluid|| |
Also known as: CSF
|Cervical Adenitis|| |
Lymph node inflammation in the neck
|Chain of Custody|| |
Legal document created when a piece of evidence is obtained that records the movement, location, handling and/or testing of the evidence from the time it is collected until the evidence is used in a legal proceeding and/or until it is no longer needed and is discarded or destroyed
Binding of a metal ion by a large molecule to form a soluble complex; chelation therapy uses large molecules such as EDTA (ethylene diamine tetraacetic acid) to remove excess metals (like lead or iron) from tissues and enable their excretion.
Also known as: Chemo