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demobilize

  • verb release from military service or remove from the active list of military service
    demobilise; inactivate.
  • verb retire from military service
    demob; demobilise.

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nalorphine

  • noun a narcotic antagonist (trade name Nalline) that counteracts the effects of narcotics (especially the effects of poisoning by morphine)
    Nalline.

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opiate

  • noun a narcotic drug that contains opium or an opium derivative

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prazosin

  • noun antihypertensive drug (trade name Minipress)
    Minipress.

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aldosterone

  • noun a corticosteroid hormone that is secreted by the cortex of the adrenal gland; regulates salt (sodium and potassium) and water balance

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cimetidine

  • noun a drug (trade name Tagamet) used to treat peptic ulcers by decreasing the secretion of stomach acid
    Tagamet.

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adrenergic

  • noun drug that has the effects of epinephrine
    adrenergic drug.
  • adjective relating to epinephrine (its release or action)
    sympathomimetic.

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cyclazocine

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noncompetitive

  • adjective not involving competition or competitiveness
    • noncompetitive positions
    • noncompetitive interest in games

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naloxone

  • noun a potent narcotic antagonist (trade name Narcan) especially effective with morphine
    Narcan.

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cholecystokinin

  • noun a gastrointestinal hormone that stimulates the secretion of pancreatic enzymes and the contraction and emptying of the gall bladder; its release is stimulated by the presence of fatty acids and amino acids in the small intestine

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attenuate

  • verb weaken the consistency of (a chemical substance)
    rarefy.
  • verb become weaker, in strength, value, or magnitude

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folate

  • noun a B vitamin that is essential for cell growth and reproduction
    vitamin M; vitamin Bc; pteroylmonoglutamic acid; folic acid; folacin; pteroylglutamic acid.

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cyproheptadine

  • noun an antihistamine (trade name Periactin) used to treat some allergic reactions
    Periactin.

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receptor

  • noun a cellular structure that is postulated to exist in order to mediate between a chemical agent that acts on nervous tissue and the physiological response
  • noun an organ having nerve endings (in the skin or viscera or eye or ear or nose or mouth) that respond to stimulation
    sensory receptor; sense organ.

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phentolamine

  • noun a virility drug (trade name Vasomax) to treat erectile dysfunction in men
    Vasomax.

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dopamine

  • noun a monoamine neurotransmitter found in the brain and essential for the normal functioning of the central nervous system; as a drug (trade names Dopastat and Intropin) it is used to treat shock and hypotension
    Intropin; Dopastat.

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pentazocine

  • noun analgesic drug (trade name Talwin) that is less addictive than morphine
    Talwin.

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narcotic

  • noun a drug that produces numbness or stupor; often taken for pleasure or to reduce pain; extensive use can lead to addiction
  • adjective of or relating to or designating narcotics
    • narcotic addicts
    • narcotic stupor

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naltrexone

  • noun an oral antagonist against the action of opiates

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benzodiazepine

  • noun any of several similar lipophilic amines used as tranquilizers or sedatives or hypnotics or muscle relaxants; chronic use can lead to dependency

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picrotoxin

(Chem.) A bitter white crystalline substance found in the cocculus indicus. It is a peculiar poisonous neurotic and intoxicant, and consists of a mixture of several neutral substances.

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serotonin

  • noun a neurotransmitter involved in e.g. sleep and depression and memory
    5-hydroxytryptamine.

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phencyclidine

  • noun a drug used as an anesthetic by veterinarians; illicitly taken (originally in the form of powder or `dust') for its effects as a hallucinogen
    angel dust; PCP; phencyclidine hydrochloride.

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mineralocorticoid

  • noun hormone that is one of the steroids of the adrenal cortex that influences the metabolism of sodium and potassium

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diltiazem

  • noun a calcium blocker (trade name Cardizem) used in treating hypertension or angina or heart failure
    Cardizem.

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cholinergic

  • adjective releasing or activated by acetylcholine or a related compound

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verapamil

  • noun a drug (trade names Calan and Isoptin) used as an oral or parenteral calcium blocker in cases of hypertension or congestive heart failure or angina or migraine
    Isoptin; Calan.

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purine

  • noun any of several bases that are derivatives of purine
  • noun a colorless crystalline organic base containing nitrogen; the parent compound of various biologically important substances

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spironolactone

  • noun a synthetic corticosteroid (trade name Aldactone) used to treat hypertension
    Aldactone.

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nifedipine

  • noun calcium blocker (trade name Procardia); appears to increase the risk of recurrent heart attacks
    Procardia.

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pyrimidine

  • noun any of several basic compounds derived from pyrimidine
  • noun a heterocyclic organic compound with a penetrating odor

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potentiate

  • verb increase the effect of or act synergistically with (a drug or a physiological or biochemical phenomenon)
    • potentiate the drug

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cytokine

  • noun any of various protein molecules secreted by cells of the immune system that serve to regulate the immune system

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inhibit

  • verb to put down by force or authority
    stamp down; subdue; suppress; curb; conquer.
    • suppress a nascent uprising
    • stamp down on littering
    • conquer one's desires
  • verb limit the range or extent of
    • Contact between the young was inhibited by strict social customs

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nicotinic

(Chem.) Pertaining to, or derived from, nicotine; nicotic; -- used specifically to designate an acid related to pyridine, obtained by the oxidation of nicotine, and called nicotinic acid.

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attenuate

  • verb weaken the consistency of (a chemical substance)
    rarefy.
  • verb become weaker, in strength, value, or magnitude

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histamine

  • noun amine formed from histidine that stimulates gastric secretions and dilates blood vessels; released by the human immune system during allergic reactions

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ranitidine

  • noun a histamine blocker and antacid (trade name Zantac) used to treat peptic ulcers and gastritis and esophageal reflux
    Zantac.

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nonselective

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propranolol

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kinin

  • noun any of a class of plant hormones that promote cell division and delay the senescence of leaves
    cytokinin.

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modulate

  • verb change the key of, in music
    • modulate the melody
  • verb vary the pitch of one's speech
    inflect; tone.

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gaba

  • noun an amino acid that is found in the central nervous system; acts as an inhibitory neurotransmitter
    gamma aminobutyric acid.

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competitively

  • adverb in competition
    • the companies should bid competitively

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tnf

  • noun a proinflammatory cytokine that is produced by white blood cells (monocytes and macrophages); has an antineoplastic effect but causes inflammation (as in rheumatoid arthritis)
    tumor necrosis factor; tumour necrosis factor.

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haloperidol

  • noun tranquilizer (trade name Haldol) used to treat some psychotic disorders and Tourette's syndrome
    Haldol.

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uncompetitive

  • adjective satellite not inclined to compete

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angiotensin

  • noun any of several vasoconstrictor substances (trade name Hypertensin) that cause narrowing of blood vessels
    Hypertensin; angiotonin.

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vasopressin

  • noun hormone secreted by the posterior pituitary gland (trade name Pitressin) and also by nerve endings in the hypothalamus; affects blood pressure by stimulating capillary muscles and reduces urine flow by affecting reabsorption of water by kidney tubules
    Pitressin; ADH; antidiuretic hormone.

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atropine

  • noun a poisonous crystalline alkaloid extracted from the nightshade family; used as an antispasmodic and to dilate the eye pupil; also administered in large amounts as an antidote for organophosphate nerve agents or organophosphate insecticides

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oxytocin

  • noun hormone secreted by the posterior pituitary gland (trade name Pitocin); stimulates contractions of the uterus and ejection of milk
    Pitocin.

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bind

  • noun something that hinders as if with bonds
  • verb stick to firmly
    stick to; hold fast; adhere; stick; bond.
    • Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?

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calcium

  • noun a white metallic element that burns with a brilliant light; the fifth most abundant element in the earth's crust; an important component of most plants and animals
    Ca; atomic number 20.

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diuretic

  • noun any substance that tends to increase the flow of urine, which causes the body to get rid of excess water
    diuretic drug; water pill.

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glucocorticoid

  • noun a steroid hormone that is produced by the adrenal cortex of animals; affects functioning of gonads and has anti-inflammatory activity

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cgs

  • noun system of measurement based on centimeters and grams and seconds
    cgs system.

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impair

  • verb make worse or less effective
    • His vision was impaired
  • verb make imperfect
    mar; deflower; vitiate; spoil.
    • nothing marred her beauty

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androgen

  • noun male sex hormone that is produced in the testes and responsible for typical male sexual characteristics
    androgenic hormone.

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differentially

  • adverb in a differential manner
    • Hubel and Wiesel have found cells that respond differentially according to the direction in which a stimulus is moved across the retina

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prostaglandin

  • noun a potent substance that acts like a hormone and is found in many bodily tissues (and especially in semen); produced in response to trauma and may affect blood pressure and metabolism and smooth muscle activity

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antagonist

  • noun someone who offers opposition
    resister; opposer; adversary; opponent.
  • noun a muscle that relaxes while another contracts
    • when bending the elbow the triceps are the antagonist

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adenosine

  • noun (biochemistry) a nucleoside that is a structural component of nucleic acids; it is present in all living cells in a combined form as a constituent of DNA and RNA and ADP and ATP and AMP

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block

  • noun a solid piece of something (usually having flat rectangular sides)
    • the pyramids were built with large stone blocks
  • noun a rectangular area in a city surrounded by streets and usually containing several buildings
    city block.
    • he lives in the next block

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pyridoxine

  • noun a B vitamin that is essential for metabolism of amino acids and starch
    pyridoxamine; adermin; pyridoxal; vitamin B6.

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disrupt

  • verb make a break in
    interrupt; cut off; break up.
    • We interrupt the program for the following messages
  • verb throw into disorder
    • This event disrupted the orderly process

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agonist

  • noun the principal character in a work of fiction
    protagonist.
  • noun someone involved in a contest or battle (as in an agon)

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clonidine

  • noun an antihypertensive (trade name Catapres) that can be administered orally or via transdermal patches
    Catapres.

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selectively

  • adverb by selection; in a selective manner
    • we choose our students very selectively

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oestrogen

  • noun a general term for female steroid sex hormones that are secreted by the ovary and responsible for typical female sexual characteristics
    estrogen.

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preferentially

  • adverb in a preferential manner
    • he was treated preferentially

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glycine

  • noun the simplest amino acid found in proteins and the principal amino acid in sugar cane
  • noun genus of Asiatic erect or sprawling herbs: soya bean
    genus Glycine.

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schismatic

  • adjective of or relating to or involved in or characteristic of schism
    schismatical.
    • schismatic sects

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progesterone

  • noun a steroid hormone (trade name Lipo-Lutin) produced in the ovary; prepares and maintains the uterus for pregnancy
    Lipo-Lutin.

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suppress

  • verb to put down by force or authority
    inhibit; stamp down; subdue; curb; conquer.
    • suppress a nascent uprising
    • stamp down on littering
    • conquer one's desires
  • verb come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority
    crush; oppress.
    • The government oppresses political activists

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methotrexate

  • noun toxic antimetabolite that limits cellular reproduction by acting as an antagonist to folic acid; used to treat certain cancers and psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis
    amethopterin; methotrexate sodium.

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glutamine

  • noun a crystalline amino acid occurring in proteins; important in protein metabolism

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ameliorate

  • verb to make better
    better; amend; meliorate; improve.
    • The editor improved the manuscript with his changes
  • verb get better
    better; meliorate; improve.
    • The weather improved toward evening

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reserpine

  • noun antihypertensive consisting of an alkaloid extracted from the plant Rauwolfia serpentina (trade names Raudixin or Rau-Sed or Sandril or Serpasil)
    Rau-Sed; Sandril; Raudixin; Serpasil.

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inhibited

  • adjective held back or restrained or prevented
    • in certain conditions previously inhibited conditioned reactions can reappear
  • verb to put down by force or authority
    inhibit; stamp down; subdue; suppress; curb; conquer.
    • suppress a nascent uprising
    • stamp down on littering
    • conquer one's desires

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peptide

  • noun amide combining the amino group of one amino acid with the carboxyl group of another; usually obtained by partial hydrolysis of protein

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infuse

  • verb teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions
    inculcate; instill.
    • inculcate values into the young generation
  • verb fill, as with a certain quality
    impregnate; tincture; instill.
    • The heavy traffic tinctures the air with carbon monoxide

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estrogen

  • noun a general term for female steroid sex hormones that are secreted by the ovary and responsible for typical female sexual characteristics
    oestrogen.

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depress

  • verb lower someone's spirits; make downhearted
    dispirit; dismay; deject; demoralise; get down; cast down; demoralize.
    • These news depressed her
    • The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her
  • verb lower (prices or markets)
    • The glut of oil depressed gas prices

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endorphin

  • noun a neurochemical occurring naturally in the brain and having analgesic properties

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blocked

  • adjective satellite closed to traffic
    out of use.
    • the repaving results in many blocked streets
  • verb render unsuitable for passage
    bar; block up; stop; blockade; barricade; block off; block.
    • block the way
    • barricade the streets
    • stop the busy road

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selective

  • adjective satellite tending to select; characterized by careful choice
    • an exceptionally quick and selective reader"- John Mason Brown
  • adjective satellite characterized by very careful or fastidious selection
    • the school was very selective in its admissions

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induce

  • verb cause to arise
    bring on.
    • induce a crisis
  • verb cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner
    get; make; have; cause; stimulate.
    • The ads induced me to buy a VCR
    • My children finally got me to buy a computer
    • My wife made me buy a new sofa

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microbial

  • adjective of or involving or caused by or being microbes
    microbic.
    • microbial warfare

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reduce

  • verb cut down on; make a reduction in
    trim; cut; cut back; bring down; cut down; trim down; trim back.
    • reduce your daily fat intake
    • The employer wants to cut back health benefits
  • verb make less complex
    • reduce a problem to a single question

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bitter

  • noun English term for a dry sharp-tasting ale with strong flavor of hops (usually on draft)
  • noun the taste experience when quinine or coffee is taken into the mouth
    bitterness.

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exert

  • verb put to use
    exercise.
    • exert one's power or influence
  • verb have and exercise
    maintain; wield.
    • wield power and authority

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auxin

  • noun a plant hormone that promotes root formation and bud growth

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ace

  • noun the smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number
    I; unity; one; 1; single.
    • he has the one but will need a two and three to go with it
    • they had lunch at one
  • noun one of four playing cards in a deck having a single pip on its face

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thiamin

  • noun a B vitamin that prevents beriberi; maintains appetite and growth
    vitamin B1; aneurin; thiamine; antiberiberi factor.

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exacerbate

  • verb make worse
    worsen; aggravate; exasperate.
    • This drug aggravates the pain
  • verb exasperate or irritate
    aggravate; exasperate.

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erstwhile

  • adjective satellite belonging to some prior time
    old; quondam; onetime; sometime; one-time; former.
    • erstwhile friend
    • our former glory
    • the once capital of the state
    • her quondam lover
  • adverb at a previous time;
    erst; at one time; formerly; once.
    • at one time he loved her
    • her erstwhile writing
    • she was a dancer once

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compete

  • verb compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others
    contend; vie.

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subtype

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attenuated

  • adjective satellite of an electrical signal; reduced in amplitude with little or no distortion
  • verb weaken the consistency of (a chemical substance)
    attenuate; rarefy.

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channel

  • noun a path over which electrical signals can pass
    transmission channel.
    • a channel is typically what you rent from a telephone company
  • noun a passage for water (or other fluids) to flow through
    • the fields were crossed with irrigation channels
    • gutters carried off the rainwater into a series of channels under the street

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irreconcilable

  • adjective impossible to reconcile
    unreconcilable.
    • irreconcilable differences

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sch

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catecholamine

  • noun any of a group of chemicals including epinephrine and norepinephrine that are produced in the medulla of the adrenal gland

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inject

  • verb give an injection to
    shoot.
    • We injected the glucose into the patient's vein
  • verb to introduce (a new aspect or element)
    • He injected new life into the performance

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hormone

  • noun the secretion of an endocrine gland that is transmitted by the blood to the tissue on which it has a specific effect
    endocrine; internal secretion.

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decrease

  • noun a change downward
    drop-off; lessening.
    • there was a decrease in his temperature as the fever subsided
    • there was a sharp drop-off in sales
  • noun a process of becoming smaller or shorter
    decrement.

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acetylcholine

  • noun a neurotransmitter that is a derivative of choline; released at the ends of nerve fibers in the somatic and parasympathetic nervous systems

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beta

  • noun the 2nd letter of the Greek alphabet
  • noun beets
    genus Beta.

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competitive

  • adjective involving competition or competitiveness
    competitory.
    • competitive games
    • to improve one's competitive position
  • adjective satellite subscribing to capitalistic competition
    private-enterprise; free-enterprise.

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relaxant

  • noun a drug that relaxes and relieves tension
  • adjective satellite tending to relax or relieve muscular or nervous tension
    • a relaxant drug

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metabolite

  • noun any substance involved in metabolism (either as a product of metabolism or as necessary for metabolism)

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abolish

  • verb do away with
    get rid of.
    • Slavery was abolished in the mid-19th century in America and in Russia

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norethindrone

  • noun a synthetic progestational hormone (trade name Norlutin) used in oral contraceptives and to treat endometriosis
    norethindrone acetate; norethandrolone; Norlutin.

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discriminate

  • verb recognize or perceive the difference
    know apart.
  • verb treat differently on the basis of sex or race
    single out; separate.

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redoubtable

  • adjective satellite inspiring fear
    unnerving; formidable.
    • the formidable prospect of major surgery
    • a tougher and more redoubtable adversary than the heel-clicking, jackbooted fanatic"- G.H.Johnston
    • something unnerving and prisonlike about high grey wall
  • adjective satellite worthy of respect or honor
    • born of a redoubtable family

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