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factilitated diffusion

passive transport of a molecule across a membrane along the concentration gradient, thus not using energy, but requiring help from a transporter

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facilitation

temporal increase of synaptic efficacy due to preceding activation of that synapse

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FAD

flavin-adenin-dinucleotid, coenzyme

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fibrillation

disorganized contraction of muscle fibers in the atria or ventricles

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fibrinogen

a glycoprotein in vertebrates that helps in the formation of blood clots

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filament

thin fiber made up of proteins: sliding of actin and myosin filaments on each other explains muscle contraction

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filtration

movement of water and small molecules through a membrane (capillary wall) because of the pressure difference

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fluid mosaic model

describes how membranes are built up of a lipid bilayer in which proteins can easily float horizontally

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fructose

ketohexose found in many fruits and honey

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functional residual volume

amount of air that remain in the lungs after a normal expiration

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functional syncytium

heart muscle cells that form a functional unit because of the electrical synapses between them