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aerobic

lives in the presence of oxygen

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anaerobic

able to live in the absence of oxygen

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antibody

a protein generated in the blood in reaction to foreign proteins, which suppresses and destructs microorganisms

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antigen

a substance that stimulates the production of antibodies

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antiseptic

capable of destroying microorganisms that cause disease or decay

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anuria

total suppression of urine formation

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asepsis

the state of being free of pathogenic organisms

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ataxia

loss of muscle coordination

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bactericidal

able to destroy bacteria

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bacteriostatic

relevant to the study of bacteria

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bilateral

having two sides

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biological

relevant to the science of life processes and living organisms

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biopsy

examination of tissues removed from the body as an aid to medical diagnosis

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bronchitis

chronic or acute inflammation of the mucous membranes of the bronchial tube

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calcification

to become stony or chalky by deposition of calcium salts

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calculus

an abnormal concretion in the body such as a kidney stone

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capillary

a minute blood vessel that connects arteries and veins

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carcinoma

a malignant tumor derived from skin, mucous membrane, or other tissue that covers an organ or structure

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cardiopulmonary

of or relating to the heart and lungs

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carpus

the wrist

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catheter

a slender, flexible tube inserted into a bodily duct such as vein, to expand or maintain an opening

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cecum

the blind pouch that forms the start of the large intestine

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cervix

the neck-like anatomical structure at the outer end of the uterus

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chemotherapy

prevention or treatment of disease with chemicals

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cirrhosis

a chronic, ultimately fatal liver disease usually caused by hepatitis

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colon

the part of the large intestine extending from the cecum to the rectum

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contraindication

indicates the inadvisability of certain drugs, etc.

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dislocation

a displacement from normal position from a socket or joint

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dysplasia

abnormal development of tissues, organs, or cells

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eczema

a non-contagious skin inflammation marked by itching and scaly patches