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Serotonin

a compound present in blood platelets and serum, which constricts the blood vessels and acts as a neurotransmitter

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prostaglandin

Hormones that promote pain and fever

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non-disjunction

the failure of one or more pairs of homologous chromosomes or sister chromatids to separate normally during nuclear division, usually resulting in an abnormal distribution of chromosomes in the daughter nuclei

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Wild type

a strain, gene, or characteristic which prevails among individuals in natural conditions, as distinct from an atypical mutant type

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hypotonia

is a state of low muscle tone, often involving reduced muscle strength.

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