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insulin (Also insulins) : Related Words Words similar in meaning to insulin

calcium_ion

  • noun ion of calcium; a factor in the clotting of blood
    factor IV.

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incretin

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resistance

  • noun the action of opposing something that you disapprove or disagree with
    opposition.
    • he encountered a general feeling of resistance from many citizens
    • despite opposition from the newspapers he went ahead
  • noun any mechanical force that tends to retard or oppose motion

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sulfonylurea

  • noun antidiabetic consisting of any of several drugs that reduce the level of glucose in the blood; used to treat diabetes mellitus

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e._coli

  • noun a species of bacterium normally present in intestinal tract of humans and other animals; sometimes pathogenic; can be a threat to food safety
    Escherichia coli.

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porcine

  • adjective relating to or suggesting swine
    • comparison between human and porcine pleasures
  • adjective satellite repellently fat
    gross.
    • a bald porcine old man

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orinase

  • noun sulfonylurea; an oral antidiabetic drug (trade name Orinase) used in the treatment of adult-onset diabetes mellitus
    tolbutamide.

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increase

  • noun a quantity that is added
    addition; gain.
    • there was an addition to property taxes this year
    • they recorded the cattle's gain in weight over a period of weeks
  • noun a change resulting in an increase
    • the increase is scheduled for next month

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monomer

  • noun a simple compound whose molecules can join together to form polymers

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blood_glucose

  • noun glucose in the bloodstream
    blood sugar.

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physiological

  • adjective of or relating to the biological study of physiology
    • physiological psychology
    • Pavlov's physiological theories
  • adjective satellite of or consistent with an organism's normal functioning
    physiologic.
    • physiologic functions
    • physiological processes

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tail

  • noun the posterior part of the body of a vertebrate especially when elongated and extending beyond the trunk or main part of the body
  • noun the time of the last part of something
    fag end; tail end.
    • the fag end of this crisis-ridden century
    • the tail of the storm

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ganitumab

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endogenous

  • adjective of or resembling an endogen
  • adjective derived or originating internally
    endogenic.

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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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activation

  • noun stimulation of activity in an organism or chemical
  • noun the activity of causing to have energy and be active
    energizing; activating.

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fat

  • noun a soft greasy substance occurring in organic tissue and consisting of a mixture of lipids (mostly triglycerides)
    • pizza has too much fat
  • noun a kind of body tissue containing stored fat that serves as a source of energy; it also cushions and insulates vital organs
    fatty tissue; adipose tissue.
    • fatty tissue protected them from the severe cold

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glulisine

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adrenal_cortical_steroid

  • noun a steroid hormone produced by the adrenal cortex or synthesized; administered as drugs they reduce swelling and decrease the body's immune response
    corticosteroid; corticoid.
    • adrenal cortical steroids are used to treat many different conditions

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anemia

  • noun a deficiency of red blood cells
    anaemia.
  • noun a lack of vitality
    anaemia.

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prize

  • noun something given for victory or superiority in a contest or competition or for winning a lottery
    award.
    • the prize was a free trip to Europe
  • noun goods or money obtained illegally
    swag; booty; pillage; plunder; dirty money; loot.

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level

  • noun a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality
    grade; degree.
    • a moderate grade of intelligence
    • a high level of care is required
    • it is all a matter of degree
  • noun a relative position or degree of value in a graded group
    grade; tier.
    • lumber of the highest grade

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skeletal

  • adjective of or relating to or forming or attached to a skeleton
    • the skeletal system
    • skeletal bones
    • skeletal muscles
  • adjective satellite very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold
    pinched; bony; emaciated; cadaverous; gaunt; wasted; haggard.
    • emaciated bony hands
    • a nightmare population of gaunt men and skeletal boys
    • eyes were haggard and cavernous
    • small pinched faces
    • kept life in his wasted frame only by grim concentration

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shock

  • noun the feeling of distress and disbelief that you have when something bad happens accidentally
    daze; stupor.
    • his mother's death left him in a daze
    • he was numb with shock
  • noun the violent interaction of individuals or groups entering into combat
    impact.
    • the armies met in the shock of battle

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sedentary

  • adjective satellite requiring sitting or little activity
    • forced by illness to lead a sedentary life

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dimer

  • noun a compound whose molecules are composed of two identical monomers

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oscillation

  • noun the process of oscillating between states
  • noun (physics) a regular periodic variation in value about a mean
    vibration.

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rate

  • noun a magnitude or frequency relative to a time unit
    • they traveled at a rate of 55 miles per hour
    • the rate of change was faster than expected
  • noun amount of a charge or payment relative to some basis
    charge per unit.
    • a 10-minute phone call at that rate would cost $5

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lente_insulin

  • noun trade names for forms of insulin that are used to treat diabetes mellitus
    Lente Iletin.

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acid

  • noun any of various water-soluble compounds having a sour taste and capable of turning litmus red and reacting with a base to form a salt
  • noun street name for lysergic acid diethylamide
    Elvis; Zen; dose; battery-acid; back breaker; window pane; pane; Lucy in the sky with diamonds; loony toons; dot; superman.

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residue

  • noun matter that remains after something has been removed
  • noun something left after other parts have been taken away
    residuum; residual; rest; balance; remainder.
    • there was no remainder
    • he threw away the rest
    • he took what he wanted and I got the balance

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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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insulinase

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cell

  • noun any small compartment
    • the cells of a honeycomb
  • noun (biology) the basic structural and functional unit of all organisms; they may exist as independent units of life (as in monads) or may form colonies or tissues as in higher plants and animals

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β

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fatty_acid

  • noun any of a class of aliphatic monocarboxylic acids that form part of a lipid molecule and can be derived from fat by hydrolysis; fatty acids are simple molecules built around a series of carbon atoms linked together in a chain of 12 to 22 carbon atoms

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adrenocorticotropic_hormone

  • noun a hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland that stimulates the adrenal cortex
    adrenocorticotrophic hormone; corticotropin; adrenocorticotropin; ACTH; adrenocorticotrophin; corticotrophin.

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body

  • noun the entire structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being)
    organic structure; physical structure.
    • he felt as if his whole body were on fire
  • noun a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity
    • the whole body filed out of the auditorium
    • the student body
    • administrative body

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androgenic_hormone

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

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insulinopenic

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excess

  • noun a quantity much larger than is needed
    nimiety; surplusage; surplus.
  • noun immoderation as a consequence of going beyond sufficient or permitted limits
    inordinateness; excessiveness.

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active

  • noun chemical agent capable of activity
    active agent.
  • noun the voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is performing the action or causing the happening denoted by the verb
    active voice.
    • `The boy threw the ball' uses the active voice

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physiology

  • noun the branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms
  • noun processes and functions of an organism

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pancreas

  • noun a large elongated exocrine gland located behind the stomach; secretes pancreatic juice and insulin

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box

  • noun a (usually rectangular) container; may have a lid
    • he rummaged through a box of spare parts
  • noun private area in a theater or grandstand where a small group can watch the performance
    loge.
    • the royal box was empty

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preproinsulin

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insulin_shock

  • noun hypoglycemia produced by excessive insulin in the system causing coma
    insulin reaction.
  • noun the administration of sufficient insulin to induce convulsions and coma
    insulin shock therapy; insulin shock treatment.

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insulin

  • noun hormone secreted by the isles of Langerhans in the pancreas; regulates storage of glycogen in the liver and accelerates oxidation of sugar in cells

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action

  • noun something done (usually as opposed to something said)
    • there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions
  • noun the state of being active
    activeness; activity.
    • his sphere of activity
    • he is out of action

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gene

  • noun (genetics) a segment of DNA that is involved in producing a polypeptide chain; it can include regions preceding and following the coding DNA as well as introns between the exons; it is considered a unit of heredity
    cistron; factor.
    • genes were formerly called factors

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hypoinsulinaemia

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streptozotocin

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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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inositol

  • noun an optically inactive alcohol that is a component of the vitamin B complex

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dna

  • noun (biochemistry) a long linear polymer found in the nucleus of a cell and formed from nucleotides and shaped like a double helix; associated with the transmission of genetic information
    deoxyribonucleic acid; desoxyribonucleic acid.
    • DNA is the king of molecules

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adrenocorticotrophic_hormone

  • noun a hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland that stimulates the adrenal cortex
    corticotropin; adrenocorticotropic hormone; adrenocorticotropin; ACTH; adrenocorticotrophin; corticotrophin.

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nobel

  • noun Swedish chemist remembered for his invention of dynamite and for the bequest that created the Nobel prizes (1833-1896)
    Alfred Bernhard Nobel; Alfred Nobel.

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isletin

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6

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of five and one
    sixer; sestet; Captain Hicks; hexad; sise; VI; six; sextet; half a dozen; sextuplet.
  • adjective satellite denoting a quantity consisting of six items or units
    vi; half dozen; six; half-dozen.

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luteinizing

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type

  • noun a subdivision of a particular kind of thing
    • what type of sculpture do you prefer?
  • noun a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities)
    case; eccentric; character.
    • a real character
    • a strange character
    • a friendly eccentric
    • the capable type
    • a mental case

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gi_hormones

  • noun hormones that affect gastrointestinal functioning
    gastrointestinal hormone.

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recombinant_human_insulin

  • noun a form of insulin (trade name Humulin) made from recombinant DNA that is identical to human insulin; used to treat diabetics who are allergic to preparations made from beef or pork insulin
    Humulin.

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parathyroid_hormone

  • noun hormone synthesized and released into the blood stream by the parathyroid glands; regulates phosphorus and calcium in the body and functions in neuromuscular excitation and blood clotting
    parathormone.

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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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corticotrophin

  • noun a hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland that stimulates the adrenal cortex
    adrenocorticotrophic hormone; corticotropin; adrenocorticotropic hormone; adrenocorticotropin; ACTH; adrenocorticotrophin.

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polypeptide

  • noun a peptide containing 10 to more than 100 amino acids

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hour

  • noun a period of time equal to 1/24th of a day
    hr; 60 minutes.
    • the job will take more than an hour
  • noun clock time
    time of day.
    • the hour is getting late

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gonadotrophic_hormone

  • noun hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland and placenta; stimulates the gonads and controls reproductive activity
    gonadotropic hormone; gonadotrophin; gonadotropin.

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endocytosis

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atroxase

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stimulating

  • adjective rousing or quickening activity or the senses
    • a stimulating discussion
  • verb act as a stimulant
    excite; stimulate.
    • The book stimulated her imagination
    • This play stimulates

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process

  • noun a particular course of action intended to achieve a result
    procedure.
    • the procedure of obtaining a driver's license
    • it was a process of trial and error
  • noun (psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents
    operation; cognitive process; mental process; cognitive operation.
    • the process of thinking
    • the cognitive operation of remembering

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insulinotropic

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agent

  • noun an active and efficient cause; capable of producing a certain effect
    • their research uncovered new disease agents
  • noun a representative who acts on behalf of other persons or organizations

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glut4

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transduction

  • noun (genetics) the process of transfering genetic material from one cell to another by a plasmid or bacteriophage
  • noun the process whereby a transducer accepts energy in one form and gives back related energy in a different form
    • the transduction of acoustic waves into voltages by a microphone

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insulinogenic

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anabolic

  • adjective of or related to the synthetic phase of metabolism
  • adjective characterized by or promoting constructive metabolism
    • some athletes take anabolic steroids to increase muscle size temporarily

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chemical

  • noun material produced by or used in a reaction involving changes in atoms or molecules
    chemical substance.
  • adjective relating to or used in chemistry
    chemic.
    • chemical engineer
    • chemical balance

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pathway

  • noun a bundle of myelinated nerve fibers following a path through the brain
    nerve tract; nerve pathway; tract.
  • noun a trodden path
    footpath.

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thyrocalcitonin

  • noun thyroid hormone that tends to lower the level of calcium in the blood plasma and inhibit resorption of bone
    calcitonin.

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glargine

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lab

  • noun a workplace for the conduct of scientific research
    science laboratory; science lab; research laboratory; research lab; laboratory.

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blood

  • noun the fluid (red in vertebrates) that is pumped through the body by the heart and contains plasma, blood cells, and platelets
    • blood carries oxygen and nutrients to the tissues and carries away waste products
    • the ancients believed that blood was the seat of the emotions
  • noun temperament or disposition
    • a person of hot blood

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degradation

  • noun changing to a lower state (a less respected state)
    debasement.
  • noun a low or downcast state
    abasement; abjection.
    • each confession brought her into an attitude of abasement"- H.L.Menchken

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response

  • noun a result
    • this situation developed in response to events in Africa
  • noun a bodily process occurring due to the effect of some antecedent stimulus or agent
    reaction.
    • a bad reaction to the medicine
    • his responses have slowed with age

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syndrome

  • noun a complex of concurrent things
    • every word has a syndrome of meanings
  • noun a pattern of symptoms indicative of some disease

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protamine

  • noun a simple protein found in fish sperm; rich in arginine; simpler in composition than globulin or albumin; counteracts the anticoagulant effect of heparin

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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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triglyceride

  • noun glyceride occurring naturally in animal and vegetable tissues; it consists of three individual fatty acids bound together in a single large molecule; an important energy source forming much of the fat stored by the body

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synthase

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mealtime

  • noun the hour at which a meal is habitually or customarily eaten

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epinephrine

  • noun a catecholamine secreted by the adrenal medulla in response to stress (trade name Adrenalin); stimulates autonomic nerve action
    epinephrin; adrenaline; Adrenalin.

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amino_acid

  • noun organic compounds containing an amino group and a carboxylic acid group
    aminoalkanoic acid.
    • proteins are composed of various proportions of about 20 common amino acids

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insulinlike

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polycystic

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coli

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diabetes_mellitus

  • noun diabetes caused by a relative or absolute deficiency of insulin and characterized by polyuria
    DM.
    • when doctors say `diabetes' they usually mean `diabetes mellitus'

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gastrointestinal

  • adjective of or relating to the stomach and intestines
    GI.
    • a gastrointestinal disorder

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gonadotropin

  • noun hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland and placenta; stimulates the gonads and controls reproductive activity
    gonadotropic hormone; gonadotrophic hormone; gonadotrophin.

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1

  • noun the smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number
    ace; I; unity; one; single.
    • he has the one but will need a two and three to go with it
    • they had lunch at one
  • adjective satellite used of a single unit or thing; not two or more
    i; ane; one.
    • `ane' is Scottish

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relaxin

  • noun hormone secreted by the corpus luteum during the last days of pregnancy; relaxes the pelvic ligaments and prepares the uterus for labor

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corticoid

  • noun a steroid hormone produced by the adrenal cortex or synthesized; administered as drugs they reduce swelling and decrease the body's immune response
    adrenal cortical steroid; corticosteroid.
    • adrenal cortical steroids are used to treat many different conditions

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mellitus

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production

  • noun the act or process of producing something
    • Shakespeare's production of poetry was enormous
    • the production of white blood cells
  • noun a presentation for the stage or screen or radio or television
    • have you seen the new production of Hamlet?

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uptake

  • noun the process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating)
    intake; ingestion; consumption.
  • noun a process of taking up or using up or consuming
    • they developed paper napkins with a greater uptake of liquids

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adrenaline

  • noun a catecholamine secreted by the adrenal medulla in response to stress (trade name Adrenalin); stimulates autonomic nerve action
    epinephrin; epinephrine; Adrenalin.

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therapy

  • noun (medicine) the act of caring for someone (as by medication or remedial training etc.)
    • the quarterback is undergoing treatment for a knee injury
    • he tried every treatment the doctors suggested
    • heat therapy gave the best relief

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compound

  • noun a whole formed by a union of two or more elements or parts
  • noun (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
    chemical compound.

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hypoglycemic_agent

  • noun any of various agents that decrease the level of glucose in the blood and are used in the treatment of diabetes mellitus
    hypoglycaemic agent.

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human_chorionic_gonadotropin

  • noun hormone produced early in pregnancy by the placenta; detection in the urine and serum is the basis for one kind of pregnancy test
    human chorionic gonadotrophin; HCG.

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insulinogogue

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parathormone

  • noun hormone synthesized and released into the blood stream by the parathyroid glands; regulates phosphorus and calcium in the body and functions in neuromuscular excitation and blood clotting
    parathyroid hormone.

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orasone

  • noun a dehydrogenated analogue of cortisol (trade names Orasone or Deltasone or Liquid Pred or Meticorten); used as an anti-inflammatory drug in the treatment of arthritis and as an immunosuppressant
    Meticorten; Liquid Pred; prednisone; Deltasone.

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growth_hormone

  • noun a hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland; promotes growth in humans
    somatotrophin; somatotropin; STH; human growth hormone; somatotrophic hormone; somatotropic hormone.

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acth

  • noun a hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland that stimulates the adrenal cortex
    adrenocorticotrophic hormone; corticotropin; adrenocorticotropic hormone; adrenocorticotropin; adrenocorticotrophin; corticotrophin.

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insulinoma

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meal

  • noun the food served and eaten at one time
    repast.
  • noun any of the occasions for eating food that occur by custom or habit at more or less fixed times

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bond

  • noun an electrical force linking atoms
    chemical bond.
  • noun a certificate of debt (usually interest-bearing or discounted) that is issued by a government or corporation in order to raise money; the issuer is required to pay a fixed sum annually until maturity and then a fixed sum to repay the principal
    bond certificate.

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trisphosphate

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bovine

  • noun any of various members of the genus Bos
  • adjective of or relating to or belonging to the genus Bos (cattle)
    bovid.

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ghrelin

  • noun a gastrointestinal hormone produced by epithelial cells lining the fundus of the stomach; appears to be a stimulant for appetite and feeding, but is also a strong stimulant of growth hormone secretion from the anterior pituitary

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extract

  • noun a solution obtained by steeping or soaking a substance (usually in water)
    infusion.
  • noun a passage selected from a larger work
    excerption; selection; excerpt.
    • he presented excerpts from William James' philosophical writings

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deltasone

  • noun a dehydrogenated analogue of cortisol (trade names Orasone or Deltasone or Liquid Pred or Meticorten); used as an anti-inflammatory drug in the treatment of arthritis and as an immunosuppressant
    Meticorten; Liquid Pred; Orasone; prednisone.

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releasing_hormone

  • noun a substance produced by the hypothalamus that is capable of accelerating the secretion of a given hormone by the anterior pituitary gland
    RF; releasing factor.
  • noun any of several hormones produced in the hypothalamus and carried by a vein to the anterior pituitary gland where they stimulate the release of anterior pituitary hormones; each of these hormones causes the anterior pituitary to secrete a specific hormone
    releasing factor; hypothalamic releasing hormone; RH; hypothalamic releasing factor.

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r

  • noun a unit of radiation exposure; the dose of ionizing radiation that will produce 1 electrostatic unit of electricity in 1 cc of dry air
    roentgen.
  • noun (physics) the universal constant in the gas equation: pressure times volume = R times temperature; equal to 8.3143 joules per kelvin per mole
    universal gas constant; gas constant.

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protirelin

  • noun hormone released by the hypothalamus that controls the release of thyroid-stimulating hormone from the anterior pituitary
    TRH; thyrotropin-releasing factor; TRF; thyrotropin-releasing hormone.

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pitocin

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

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content

  • noun everything that is included in a collection and that is held or included in something
    • he emptied the contents of his pockets
    • the two groups were similar in content
  • noun what a communication that is about something is about
    message; substance; subject matter.

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follicle-stimulating_hormone

  • noun a gonadotropic hormone that is secreted by the anterior pituitary and stimulates growth of Graafian follicles in female mammals, and activates the cells in male mammals that form sperm
    FSH.

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medicine

  • noun the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
    medical specialty.
  • noun (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
    medicament; medication; medicinal drug.

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regulatory

  • adjective satellite restricting according to rules or principles
    regulative.
    • a regulatory gene

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somatotrophin

  • noun a hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland; promotes growth in humans
    somatotropin; growth hormone; STH; human growth hormone; somatotrophic hormone; somatotropic hormone.

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somatotrophic

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diabetic

  • noun someone who has diabetes
  • adjective of or relating to or causing diabetes

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epinephrin

  • noun a catecholamine secreted by the adrenal medulla in response to stress (trade name Adrenalin); stimulates autonomic nerve action
    adrenaline; epinephrine; Adrenalin.

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hodgkin

  • noun English physician who first described Hodgkin's disease (1798-1866)
    Thomas Hodgkin.
  • noun English chemist (born in Egypt) who used crystallography to study the structure of organic compounds (1910-1994)
    Dorothy Mary Crowfoot Hodgkin; Dorothy Hodgkin.

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diabulimia

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glucagon

  • noun a hormone secreted by the pancreas; stimulates increases in blood sugar levels in the blood (thus opposing the action of insulin)

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primary

  • noun a preliminary election where delegates or nominees are chosen
    primary election.
  • noun one of the main flight feathers projecting along the outer edge of a bird's wing
    primary feather; primary quill.

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corticosteroid

  • noun a steroid hormone produced by the adrenal cortex or synthesized; administered as drugs they reduce swelling and decrease the body's immune response
    adrenal cortical steroid; corticoid.
    • adrenal cortical steroids are used to treat many different conditions

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subshock

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aganirsen

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mammary

  • adjective of or relating to the milk-giving gland of the female

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luteotropin

  • noun gonadotropic hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary; in females it stimulates growth of the mammary glands and lactation after parturition
    lactogenic hormone; prolactin.

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insulinaemia

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interstitial_cell-stimulating_hormone

  • noun a gonadotropic hormone that is secreted by the anterior pituitary; stimulates ovulation in female mammals and stimulates androgen release in male mammals
    luteinizing hormone; ICSH; LH.

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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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glucose

  • noun a monosaccharide sugar that has several forms; an important source of physiological energy

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basal

  • adjective especially of leaves; located at the base of a plant or stem; especially arising directly from the root or rootstock or a root-like stem
    radical.
    • basal placentation
    • radical leaves
  • adjective satellite serving as or forming a base
    base.
    • the painter applied a base coat followed by two finishing coats

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thyrotropin-releasing_hormone

  • noun hormone released by the hypothalamus that controls the release of thyroid-stimulating hormone from the anterior pituitary
    TRH; protirelin; thyrotropin-releasing factor; TRF.

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toronto

  • noun the provincial capital and largest city in Ontario (and the largest city in Canada)

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target

  • noun a reference point to shoot at
    mark.
    • his arrow hit the mark
  • noun a person who is the aim of an attack (especially a victim of ridicule or exploitation) by some hostile person or influence
    fair game; prey; quarry.
    • he fell prey to muggers
    • everyone was fair game
    • the target of a manhunt

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endoplasmic

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hypothalamic_releasing_factor

  • noun any of several hormones produced in the hypothalamus and carried by a vein to the anterior pituitary gland where they stimulate the release of anterior pituitary hormones; each of these hormones causes the anterior pituitary to secrete a specific hormone
    releasing factor; hypothalamic releasing hormone; RH; releasing hormone.

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calcitonin

  • noun thyroid hormone that tends to lower the level of calcium in the blood plasma and inhibit resorption of bone
    thyrocalcitonin.

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antidiuretic

  • noun a drug that limits the formation of urine
    antidiuretic drug.

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langerhans

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concentration

  • noun the strength of a solution; number of molecules of a substance in a given volume
  • noun the spatial property of being crowded together
    compactness; tightness; denseness; density.

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ray

  • noun a column of light (as from a beacon)
    shaft; ray of light; irradiation; shaft of light; beam; beam of light; light beam.
  • noun a branch of an umbel or an umbelliform inflorescence

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conversion

  • noun an event that results in a transformation
    transition; changeover.
  • noun a change in the units or form of an expression: "conversion from Fahrenheit to Centigrade"

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crystallography

  • noun the branch of science that studies the formation and structure of crystals

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liquid_pred

  • noun a dehydrogenated analogue of cortisol (trade names Orasone or Deltasone or Liquid Pred or Meticorten); used as an anti-inflammatory drug in the treatment of arthritis and as an immunosuppressant
    Meticorten; Orasone; prednisone; Deltasone.

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internal

  • adjective happening or arising or located within some limits or especially surface
    • internal organs
    • internal mechanism of a toy
    • internal party maneuvering
  • adjective satellite occurring within an institution or community
    intragroup.
    • intragroup squabbling within the corporation

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best

  • noun the supreme effort one can make
    • they did their best
  • noun the person who is most outstanding or excellent; someone who tops all others
    topper.
    • he could beat the best of them

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banting

  • noun wild ox of the Malay Archipelago
    banteng; Bos banteng; tsine.
  • noun Canadian physiologist who discovered insulin with C. H. Best and who used it to treat diabetes(1891-1941)
    Sir Frederick Grant Banting; F. G. Banting.

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humulin

  • noun a form of insulin (trade name Humulin) made from recombinant DNA that is identical to human insulin; used to treat diabetics who are allergic to preparations made from beef or pork insulin
    recombinant human insulin.

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prednisone

  • noun a dehydrogenated analogue of cortisol (trade names Orasone or Deltasone or Liquid Pred or Meticorten); used as an anti-inflammatory drug in the treatment of arthritis and as an immunosuppressant
    Meticorten; Liquid Pred; Orasone; Deltasone.

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opposite

  • noun a word that expresses a meaning opposed to the meaning of another word, in which case the two words are antonyms of each other
    opposite word; antonym.
    • to him the antonym of `gay' was `depressed'
  • noun a relation of direct opposition
    contrary; reverse.
    • we thought Sue was older than Bill but just the reverse was true

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tolbutamide

  • noun sulfonylurea; an oral antidiabetic drug (trade name Orinase) used in the treatment of adult-onset diabetes mellitus
    Orinase.

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molecule

  • noun (physics and chemistry) the simplest structural unit of an element or compound
  • noun (nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything
    speck; particle; atom; corpuscle; mote.

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reticulum

  • noun any fine network (especially one in the body composed of cells or blood vessels)
  • noun a small constellation in the southern hemisphere near Dorado and Hydrus

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norepinephrine

  • noun a catecholamine precursor of epinephrine that is secreted by the adrenal medulla and also released at synapses
    noradrenaline.

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phase

  • noun any distinct time period in a sequence of events
    stage.
    • we are in a transitional stage in which many former ideas must be revised or rejected
  • noun (physical chemistry) a distinct state of matter in a system; matter that is identical in chemical composition and physical state and separated from other material by the phase boundary
    form.
    • the reaction occurs in the liquid phase of the system

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lactogenic_hormone

  • noun gonadotropic hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary; in females it stimulates growth of the mammary glands and lactation after parturition
    prolactin; luteotropin.

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coin

  • noun a flat metal piece (usually a disc) used as money
  • verb make up
    • coin phrases or words

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muscle_cell

  • noun an elongated contractile cell that forms the muscles of the body
    muscle fibre; muscle fiber.

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proinsulin

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simple_sugar

  • noun a sugar (like sucrose or fructose) that does not hydrolyse to give other sugars; the simplest group of carbohydrates
    monosaccharose; monosaccharide.

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dog

  • noun a member of the genus Canis (probably descended from the common wolf) that has been domesticated by man since prehistoric times; occurs in many breeds
    domestic dog; Canis familiaris.
    • the dog barked all night
  • noun a dull unattractive unpleasant girl or woman
    frump.
    • she got a reputation as a frump
    • she's a real dog

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pernicious

  • adjective satellite exceedingly harmful
    deadly; baneful; pestilent.
  • adjective satellite working or spreading in a hidden and usually injurious way
    subtle; insidious.
    • glaucoma is an insidious disease
    • a subtle poison

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nobel_prize

  • noun an annual award for outstanding contributions to chemistry or physics or physiology and medicine or literature or economics or peace

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quantity

  • noun how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify
    amount; measure.
  • noun an adequate or large amount
    • he had a quantity of ammunition

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triiodothyronine

  • noun thyroid hormone similar to thyroxine but with one less iodine atom per molecule and produced in smaller quantity; exerts the same biological effects as thyroxine but is more potent and briefer
    liothyronine; T.

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dorothy

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analogue

  • noun something having the property of being analogous to something else
    parallel; analog.
  • adjective of a circuit or device having an output that is proportional to the input
    linear; analog.
    • analogue device
    • linear amplifier

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hypothalamic_releasing_hormone

  • noun any of several hormones produced in the hypothalamus and carried by a vein to the anterior pituitary gland where they stimulate the release of anterior pituitary hormones; each of these hormones causes the anterior pituitary to secrete a specific hormone
    releasing factor; RH; hypothalamic releasing factor; releasing hormone.

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icsh

  • noun a gonadotropic hormone that is secreted by the anterior pituitary; stimulates ovulation in female mammals and stimulates androgen release in male mammals
    luteinizing hormone; LH; interstitial cell-stimulating hormone.

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human_chorionic_gonadotrophin

  • noun hormone produced early in pregnancy by the placenta; detection in the urine and serum is the basis for one kind of pregnancy test
    human chorionic gonadotropin; HCG.

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neurohormone

  • noun a hormone that is released by nerve impulses (e.g., norepinephrine or vasopressin)

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sugar

  • noun a white crystalline carbohydrate used as a sweetener and preservative
    refined sugar.
  • noun an essential structural component of living cells and source of energy for animals; includes simple sugars with small molecules as well as macromolecular substances; are classified according to the number of monosaccharide groups they contain
    carbohydrate; saccharide.

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terminal

  • noun station where transport vehicles load or unload passengers or goods
    terminus; depot.
  • noun a contact on an electrical device (such as a battery) at which electric current enters or leaves
    pole.

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enzyme

  • noun any of several complex proteins that are produced by cells and act as catalysts in specific biochemical reactions

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brockmann

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factor

  • noun anything that contributes causally to a result
    • a number of factors determined the outcome
  • noun an abstract part of something
    ingredient; constituent; component; element.
    • jealousy was a component of his character
    • two constituents of a musical composition are melody and harmony
    • the grammatical elements of a sentence
    • a key factor in her success
    • humor: an effective ingredient of a speech

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tetraiodothyronine

  • noun hormone produced by the thyroid glands to regulate metabolism by controlling the rate of oxidation in cells
    T; thyroxine; thyroxin.
    • thyroxine is 65% iodine

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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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assistant

  • noun a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
    help; helper; supporter.
    • my invaluable assistant
    • they hired additional help to finish the work
  • adjective satellite of or relating to a person who is subordinate to another
    adjunct.

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thyroid-stimulating_hormone

  • noun anterior pituitary hormone that stimulates the function of the thyroid gland
    TSH; thyrotropic hormone; thyrotropin; thyrotrophin; thyrotrophic hormone.

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fluid

  • noun a substance that is fluid at room temperature and pressure
  • noun continuous amorphous matter that tends to flow and to conform to the outline of its container: a liquid or a gas

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pediapred

  • noun a glucocorticoid (trade names Pediapred or Prelone) used to treat inflammatory conditions
    Prelone; prednisolone.

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pitressin

  • 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
    vasopressin; ADH; antidiuretic hormone.

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recombinant

  • noun a cell or organism in which genetic recombination has occurred
  • adjective of or relating to recombinant DNA

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corticotropin

  • noun a hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland that stimulates the adrenal cortex
    adrenocorticotrophic hormone; adrenocorticotropic hormone; adrenocorticotropin; ACTH; adrenocorticotrophin; corticotrophin.

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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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antidiuretic_hormone

  • 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; vasopressin; ADH.

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nateglinide

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minkowski

  • noun German mathematician (born in Russia) who suggested the concept of four-dimensional space-time (1864-1909)
    Hermann Minkowski.

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release

  • noun merchandise issued for sale or public showing (especially a record or film)
    • a new release from the London Symphony Orchestra
  • noun the act of liberating someone or something
    liberation; freeing.

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thyrotropin-releasing_factor

  • noun hormone released by the hypothalamus that controls the release of thyroid-stimulating hormone from the anterior pituitary
    TRH; protirelin; TRF; thyrotropin-releasing hormone.

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glycogenolysis

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melanocyte-stimulating_hormone

  • noun a hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland that controls the degree of pigmentation in melanocytes
    MSH.

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sex

  • noun activities associated with sexual intercourse
    sexual activity; sex activity; sexual practice.
    • they had sex in the back seat
  • noun either of the two categories (male or female) into which most organisms are divided
    • the war between the sexes

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thyrotrophic

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thyrotrophin

  • noun anterior pituitary hormone that stimulates the function of the thyroid gland
    TSH; thyroid-stimulating hormone; thyrotropic hormone; thyrotropin; thyrotrophic hormone.

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adrenal

  • noun either of a pair of complex endocrine glands situated near the kidney
    suprarenal gland; adrenal gland.
  • adjective of or pertaining to the adrenal glands or their secretions

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analog

  • noun something having the property of being analogous to something else
    analogue; parallel.
  • adjective of a circuit or device having an output that is proportional to the input
    analogue; linear.
    • analogue device
    • linear amplifier

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dorothy_hodgkin

  • noun English chemist (born in Egypt) who used crystallography to study the structure of organic compounds (1910-1994)
    Dorothy Mary Crowfoot Hodgkin; Hodgkin.

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phospholipase

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irs

  • noun the bureau of the Treasury Department responsible for tax collections
    Internal Revenue Service.

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pump

  • noun a mechanical device that moves fluid or gas by pressure or suction
  • noun the hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum and between the lungs; its rhythmic contractions move the blood through the body
    heart; ticker.
    • he stood still, his heart thumping wildly

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membrane

  • noun a thin pliable sheet of material
  • noun a pliable sheet of tissue that covers or lines or connects the organs or cells of animals or plants
    tissue layer.

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discovery

  • noun the act of discovering something
    uncovering; find.
  • noun something that is discovered

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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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steroid

  • noun any of several fat-soluble organic compounds having as a basis 17 carbon atoms in four rings; many have important physiological effects
  • noun any hormone affecting the development and growth of sex organs
    steroid hormone; sex hormone.

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c

  • noun a degree on the centigrade scale of temperature
    degree centigrade; degree Celsius.
  • noun the speed at which light travels in a vacuum; the constancy and universality of the speed of light is recognized by defining it to be exactly 299,792,458 meters per second
    speed of light; light speed.

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reverse

  • noun a relation of direct opposition
    contrary; opposite.
    • we thought Sue was older than Bill but just the reverse was true
  • noun the gears by which the motion of a machine can be reversed
    reverse gear.

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hypoglycemic

  • adjective of or relating to hypoglycemia
    hypoglycaemic.
    • hypoglycemic agents

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hypoglycemia

  • noun abnormally low blood sugar usually resulting from excessive insulin or a poor diet
    hypoglycaemia.

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thyrotropic_hormone

  • noun anterior pituitary hormone that stimulates the function of the thyroid gland
    TSH; thyroid-stimulating hormone; thyrotropin; thyrotrophin; thyrotrophic hormone.

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progestogen

  • noun any of a group of steroid hormones that have the effect of progesterone
    progestin.

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adrenalin

  • noun a catecholamine secreted by the adrenal medulla in response to stress (trade name Adrenalin); stimulates autonomic nerve action
    epinephrin; adrenaline; epinephrine.

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simple

  • noun any herbaceous plant having medicinal properties
  • noun a person lacking intelligence or common sense
    simpleton.

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cell_membrane

  • noun a thin membrane (a double layer of lipids) enclosing the cytoplasm of a cell; proteins in the membrane control passage of ions (like sodium or potassium or calcium) in and out of the cell
    cytomembrane; plasma membrane.
    • all cells have a cell membrane

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hypoinsulinemia

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sang

  • noun North American woodland herb similar to and used as substitute for the Chinese ginseng
    American ginseng; Panax quinquefolius.
  • verb deliver by singing
    sing.
    • Sing Christmas carols

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amino

  • noun the radical -NH2
    amino group.
  • adjective pertaining to or containing any of a group of organic compounds of nitrogen derived from ammonia
    aminic.

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gonadotropic_hormone

  • noun hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland and placenta; stimulates the gonads and controls reproductive activity
    gonadotrophic hormone; gonadotrophin; gonadotropin.

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basic

  • noun (usually plural) a necessary commodity for which demand is constant
    staple.
  • noun a popular programming language that is relatively easy to learn; an acronym for beginner's all-purpose symbolic instruction code; no longer in general use

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corosolic

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thyroid_hormone

  • noun any of several closely related compounds that are produced by the thyroid gland and are active metabolically

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releasing

  • adjective satellite emotionally purging (of e.g. art)
    cathartic.
  • verb release, as from one's grip
    release; relinquish; let go; let go of.
    • Let go of the door handle, please!
    • relinquish your grip on the rope--you won't fall

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liver

  • noun large and complicated reddish-brown glandular organ located in the upper right portion of the abdominal cavity; secretes bile and functions in metabolism of protein and carbohydrate and fat; synthesizes substances involved in the clotting of the blood; synthesizes vitamin A; detoxifies poisonous substances and breaks down worn-out erythrocytes
  • noun liver of an animal used as meat

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luteinizing_hormone

  • noun a gonadotropic hormone that is secreted by the anterior pituitary; stimulates ovulation in female mammals and stimulates androgen release in male mammals
    ICSH; LH; interstitial cell-stimulating hormone.

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diazoxide

  • noun vasodilator (trade name Hyperstat) used to treat severe hypertension
    Hyperstat.

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motilin

  • noun a gastrointestinal hormone that apparently participates in controlling smooth muscle contractions in the stomach and small intestine

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insulinemia

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macleod

  • noun Scottish physiologist who directed the research by F. G. Banting and C. H. Best that led to the discovery of insulin (1876-1935)
    John James Rickard Macleod; John Macleod.

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insulinogenesis

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isophane

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tissue

  • noun part of an organism consisting of an aggregate of cells having a similar structure and function
  • noun a soft thin (usually translucent) paper
    tissue paper.

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protein

  • noun any of a large group of nitrogenous organic compounds that are essential constituents of living cells; consist of polymers of amino acids; essential in the diet of animals for growth and for repair of tissues; can be obtained from meat and eggs and milk and legumes
    • a diet high in protein

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technology

  • noun the practical application of science to commerce or industry
    engineering.
  • noun the discipline dealing with the art or science of applying scientific knowledge to practical problems
    engineering science; engineering; applied science.
    • he had trouble deciding which branch of engineering to study

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glycogen

  • noun one form in which body fuel is stored; stored primarily in the liver and broken down into glucose when needed by the body
    animal starch.

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elevated

  • noun a railway that is powered by electricity and that runs on a track that is raised above the street level
    el; elevated railway; overhead railway; elevated railroad.
  • verb give a promotion to or assign to a higher position
    advance; upgrade; kick upstairs; elevate; promote; raise.
    • John was kicked upstairs when a replacement was hired
    • Women tend not to advance in the major law firms
    • I got promoted after many years of hard work

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thyrotropin

  • noun anterior pituitary hormone that stimulates the function of the thyroid gland
    TSH; thyroid-stimulating hormone; thyrotropic hormone; thyrotrophin; thyrotrophic hormone.

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subcutaneous

  • adjective relating to or located below the epidermis
    hypodermic.
    • hypodermic needle
    • subcutaneous implant

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thyrotropic

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thymosin

  • noun hormone secreted by the thymus; stimulates immunological activity of lymphoid tissue

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noble

  • noun a titled peer of the realm
    nobleman; Lord.
  • adjective satellite impressive in appearance
    imposing; baronial; stately.
    • a baronial mansion
    • an imposing residence
    • a noble tree
    • severe-looking policemen sat astride noble horses
    • stately columns

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frederick_sanger

  • noun English biochemist who determined the sequence of amino acids in insulin and who invented a technique to determine the genetic sequence of an organism (born in 1918)
    Fred Sanger; Sanger.

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fatty

  • noun a rotund individual
    roly-poly; butterball; fatso; fat person.
  • adjective containing or composed of fat
    fat.
    • fatty food
    • fat tissue

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pernicious_anemia

  • noun a chronic progressive anemia of older adults; thought to result from a lack of intrinsic factor (a substance secreted by the stomach that is responsible for the absorption of vitamin B12)
    pernicious anaemia; malignant anaemia; malignant anemia.

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gluconeogenesis

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effect

  • noun a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon
    result; consequence; upshot; outcome; issue; event.
    • the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise
    • his decision had depressing consequences for business
    • he acted very wise after the event
  • noun an outward appearance
    impression.
    • he made a good impression
    • I wanted to create an impression of success
    • she retained that bold effect in her reproductions of the original painting

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adipose_tissue

  • noun a kind of body tissue containing stored fat that serves as a source of energy; it also cushions and insulates vital organs
    fatty tissue; fat.
    • fatty tissue protected them from the severe cold

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ion

  • noun a particle that is electrically charged (positive or negative); an atom or molecule or group that has lost or gained one or more electrons

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beta_cell

  • noun a cell that produces insulin in the isles of Langerhans in the pancreas

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chemical_compound

  • noun (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
    compound.

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juvenile_diabetes

  • noun severe diabetes mellitus with an early onset; characterized by polyuria and excessive thirst and increased appetite and weight loss and episodic ketoacidosis; diet and insulin injections are required to control the disease
    IDDM; juvenile-onset diabetes; ketoacidosis-prone diabetes; ketosis-prone diabetes; insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus; type I diabetes; growth-onset diabetes; autoimmune diabetes.

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diabetes

  • noun a polygenic disease characterized by abnormally high glucose levels in the blood; any of several metabolic disorders marked by excessive urination and persistent thirst

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releasing_factor

  • noun a substance produced by the hypothalamus that is capable of accelerating the secretion of a given hormone by the anterior pituitary gland
    RF; releasing hormone.
  • noun any of several hormones produced in the hypothalamus and carried by a vein to the anterior pituitary gland where they stimulate the release of anterior pituitary hormones; each of these hormones causes the anterior pituitary to secrete a specific hormone
    hypothalamic releasing hormone; RH; hypothalamic releasing factor; releasing hormone.

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human_growth_hormone

  • noun a hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland; promotes growth in humans
    somatotrophin; somatotropin; growth hormone; STH; somatotrophic hormone; somatotropic hormone.

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progestin

  • noun any of a group of steroid hormones that have the effect of progesterone
    progestogen.

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muscle

  • noun one of the contractile organs of the body
    musculus.
  • noun animal tissue consisting predominantly of contractile cells
    muscular tissue.

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melanocyte

  • noun a cell in the basal layer of the epidermis that produces melanin under the control of the melanocyte-stimulating hormone

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target_cell

  • noun any cell that has a specific receptor for an antigen or antibody or hormone or drug, or is the focus of contact by a virus or phagocyte or nerve fiber etc.
  • noun an abnormal red blood cell with the appearance of a dark ring surrounding a dark center; associated with anemia

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meticorten

  • noun a dehydrogenated analogue of cortisol (trade names Orasone or Deltasone or Liquid Pred or Meticorten); used as an anti-inflammatory drug in the treatment of arthritis and as an immunosuppressant
    Liquid Pred; Orasone; prednisone; Deltasone.

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human

  • noun any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
    human being; homo; man.
  • adjective characteristic of humanity
    • human nature

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lente_iletin

  • noun trade names for forms of insulin that are used to treat diabetes mellitus
    Lente Insulin.

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subcutaneous_injection

  • noun an injection under the skin

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thyroid

  • noun located near the base of the neck
    thyroid gland.
  • adjective of or relating to the thyroid gland
    thyroidal.
    • thyroid deficiency
    • thyroidal uptake

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somatotropin

  • noun a hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland; promotes growth in humans
    somatotrophin; growth hormone; STH; human growth hormone; somatotrophic hormone; somatotropic hormone.

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somatotropic

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absorption

  • noun (chemistry) a process in which one substance permeates another; a fluid permeates or is dissolved by a liquid or solid
    soaking up.
  • noun (physics) the process in which incident radiated energy is retained without reflection or transmission on passing through a medium
    • the absorption of photons by atoms or molecules

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somatotrophic_hormone

  • noun a hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland; promotes growth in humans
    somatotrophin; somatotropin; growth hormone; STH; human growth hormone; somatotropic hormone.

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nicolae

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disulfide

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plasma

  • noun the colorless watery fluid of the blood and lymph that contains no cells, but in which the blood cells (erythrocytes, leukocytes, and thrombocytes) are suspended
    plasm; blood plasma.
  • noun a green slightly translucent variety of chalcedony used as a gemstone

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prednisolone

  • noun a glucocorticoid (trade names Pediapred or Prelone) used to treat inflammatory conditions
    Prelone; Pediapred.

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octreotide

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endocrine_gland

  • noun any of the glands of the endocrine system that secrete hormones directly into the bloodstream
    endocrine; ductless gland.

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ductless_gland

  • noun any of the glands of the endocrine system that secrete hormones directly into the bloodstream
    endocrine; endocrine gland.

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like

  • noun a similar kind
    the likes of; the like.
    • dogs, foxes, and the like", "we don't want the likes of you around here
  • noun a kind of person
    ilk.
    • We'll not see his like again
    • I can't tolerate people of his ilk

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paulescu

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aqueous

  • adjective similar to or containing or dissolved in water
    • aqueous solutions
  • adjective produced by the action of water
    sedimentary.

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signal

  • noun any nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message
    signaling; sign.
    • signals from the boat suddenly stopped
  • noun any incitement to action
    • he awaited the signal to start
    • the victory was a signal for wild celebration

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extracellular_fluid

  • noun liquid containing proteins and electrolytes including the liquid in blood plasma and interstitial fluid
    ECF.
    • the body normally has about 15 quarts of extracellular fluid

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hyperinsulinaemia

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secretin

  • noun a gastrointestinal hormone that stimulates the secretion of water and bicarbonate from the pancreas and bile ducts whenever the stomach empties too much acid into the small intestine

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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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metabolic

  • adjective of or relating to metabolism
    • metabolic rate
  • adjective undergoing metamorphosis
    metabolous.

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growth

  • noun (biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level
    development; ontogenesis; maturation; ontogeny; growing.
    • he proposed an indicator of osseous development in children
  • noun a progression from simpler to more complex forms
    • the growth of culture

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adrenocorticotrophin

  • noun a hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland that stimulates the adrenal cortex
    adrenocorticotrophic hormone; corticotropin; adrenocorticotropic hormone; adrenocorticotropin; ACTH; corticotrophin.

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adrenocorticotrophic

  • adjective satellite stimulating or acting on the adrenal cortex
    adrenocorticotropic.

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adrenocorticotropic

  • adjective satellite stimulating or acting on the adrenal cortex
    adrenocorticotrophic.

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phogrin

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adrenocorticotropin

  • noun a hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland that stimulates the adrenal cortex
    adrenocorticotrophic hormone; corticotropin; adrenocorticotropic hormone; ACTH; adrenocorticotrophin; corticotrophin.

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sex_hormone

  • noun any hormone affecting the development and growth of sex organs
    steroid hormone; steroid.

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thyroxine

  • noun hormone produced by the thyroid glands to regulate metabolism by controlling the rate of oxidation in cells
    T; thyroxin; tetraiodothyronine.
    • thyroxine is 65% iodine

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patient

  • noun a person who requires medical care
    • the number of emergency patients has grown rapidly
  • noun the semantic role of an entity that is not the agent but is directly involved in or affected by the happening denoted by the verb in the clause
    affected role; patient role.

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klotho

  • noun the Greek goddess of fate who spins the thread of life
    Clotho.

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glycerol

  • noun a sweet syrupy trihydroxy alcohol obtained by saponification of fats and oils
    glycerin; glycerine.

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insulatard

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lifestyle

  • noun a manner of living that reflects the person's values and attitudes
    life-style; life style; modus vivendi.

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adipose

  • adjective satellite composed of animal fat
    • adipose tissue constitutes the fat of meat

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beta

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

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somatotropic_hormone

  • noun a hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland; promotes growth in humans
    somatotrophin; somatotropin; growth hormone; STH; human growth hormone; somatotrophic hormone.

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bloodstream

  • noun the blood flowing through the circulatory system
    blood stream.

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digestion

  • noun the process of decomposing organic matter (as in sewage) by bacteria or by chemical action or heat
  • noun the organic process by which food is converted into substances that can be absorbed into the body

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noninsulin

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thyroxin

  • noun hormone produced by the thyroid glands to regulate metabolism by controlling the rate of oxidation in cells
    T; thyroxine; tetraiodothyronine.
    • thyroxine is 65% iodine

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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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hyperglycemic

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plasma_membrane

  • noun a thin membrane (a double layer of lipids) enclosing the cytoplasm of a cell; proteins in the membrane control passage of ions (like sodium or potassium or calcium) in and out of the cell
    cytomembrane; cell membrane.
    • all cells have a cell membrane

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prolactin

  • noun gonadotropic hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary; in females it stimulates growth of the mammary glands and lactation after parturition
    lactogenic hormone; luteotropin.

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hexamer

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structure

  • noun a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts
    construction.
    • the structure consisted of a series of arches
    • she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons
  • noun the manner of construction of something and the arrangement of its parts
    • artists must study the structure of the human body
    • the structure of the benzene molecule

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secretion

  • noun the organic process of synthesizing and releasing some substance
    secernment.
  • noun a functionally specialized substance (especially one that is not a waste) released from a gland or cell

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metabolism

  • noun the marked and rapid transformation of a larva into an adult that occurs in some animals
    metamorphosis.
  • noun the organic processes (in a cell or organism) that are necessary for life
    metabolic process.

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synthesis

  • noun the process of producing a chemical compound (usually by the union of simpler chemical compounds)
  • noun the combination of ideas into a complex whole
    synthetic thinking.

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chorionic

  • adjective of or relating to a chorion
    • a chorionic villus is a minute vascular projection on the fetal chorion

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corticosterone

  • noun secreted by the adrenal cortex; involved in regulating water and electrolyte balance in the body

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prelone

  • noun a glucocorticoid (trade names Pediapred or Prelone) used to treat inflammatory conditions
    Pediapred; prednisolone.

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internal_secretion

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

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hypoglycaemic_agent

  • noun any of various agents that decrease the level of glucose in the blood and are used in the treatment of diabetes mellitus
    hypoglycemic agent.

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injection

  • noun the forceful insertion of a substance under pressure
  • noun any solution that is injected (as into the skin)
    injectant.

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adh

  • 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; vasopressin; antidiuretic hormone.

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noradrenaline

  • noun a catecholamine precursor of epinephrine that is secreted by the adrenal medulla and also released at synapses
    norepinephrine.

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cell

  • noun any small compartment
    • the cells of a honeycomb
  • noun (biology) the basic structural and functional unit of all organisms; they may exist as independent units of life (as in monads) or may form colonies or tissues as in higher plants and animals

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phosphate

  • noun a salt of phosphoric acid
    orthophosphate; inorganic phosphate.
  • noun carbonated drink with fruit syrup and a little phosphoric acid

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recombinant_dna_technology

  • noun the technology of preparing recombinant DNA in vitro by cutting up DNA molecules and splicing together fragments from more than one organism
    genetic engineering; gene-splicing.

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juvenile

  • noun a young person, not fully developed
    juvenile person.
  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of or appropriate for children or young people
    • juvenile diabetes
    • juvenile fashions

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autoimmune

  • adjective of or relating to the immune response of the body against substance normally present in the body

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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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toss

  • noun the act of flipping a coin
    flip.
  • noun (sports) the act of throwing the ball to another member of your team
    flip; pass.
    • the pass was fumbled

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carbohydrate

  • noun an essential structural component of living cells and source of energy for animals; includes simple sugars with small molecules as well as macromolecular substances; are classified according to the number of monosaccharide groups they contain
    saccharide; sugar.

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gland

  • noun any of various organs that synthesize substances needed by the body and release it through ducts or directly into the bloodstream
    secretor; secreter; secretory organ.

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gastrointestinal_hormone

  • noun hormones that affect gastrointestinal functioning
    GI hormones.

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melatonin

  • noun hormone secreted by the pineal gland

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gonadotrophin

  • noun hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland and placenta; stimulates the gonads and controls reproductive activity
    gonadotropic hormone; gonadotrophic hormone; gonadotropin.

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adrenosterone

  • noun a steroid having androgenic activity; obtained from the cortex of the adrenal gland

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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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role

  • noun the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group
    function; part; office.
    • the function of a teacher
    • the government must do its part
    • play its role
  • noun an actor's portrayal of someone in a play
    part; character; persona; theatrical role.
    • she played the part of Desdemona

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parathyroid

  • noun any one of four endocrine glands situated above or within the thyroid gland
    parathyroid gland.

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collip

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steroid_hormone

  • noun any hormone affecting the development and growth of sex organs
    steroid; sex hormone.

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insulin_shock_therapy

  • noun the administration of sufficient insulin to induce convulsions and coma
    insulin shock; insulin shock treatment.

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endocrine

  • noun the secretion of an endocrine gland that is transmitted by the blood to the tissue on which it has a specific effect
    hormone; internal secretion.
  • noun any of the glands of the endocrine system that secrete hormones directly into the bloodstream
    ductless gland; endocrine gland.

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genentech

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anabolic_steroid

  • noun any of a group of synthetic steroid hormones used to stimulate muscle and bone growth; more than 100 have been developed and each requires a prescription to be used legally in the United States; sometimes used illicitly by athletes to increase their strength

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transporter

  • noun a long truck for carrying motor vehicles
    car transporter.
  • noun a crane for moving material with dispatch as in loading and unloading ships

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hyperinsulinemia

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hyperinsulinemic

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space

  • noun the unlimited expanse in which everything is located
    infinite.
    • they tested his ability to locate objects in space
    • the boundless regions of the infinite
  • noun an empty area (usually bounded in some way between things)
    • the architect left space in front of the building
    • they stopped at an open space in the jungle
    • the space between his teeth

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gastrin

  • noun polypeptide hormone secreted by the mucous lining of the stomach; when peptides and amino acids are present in the small intestine the secretion of gastric acid is stimulated

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thyrotrophic_hormone

  • noun anterior pituitary hormone that stimulates the function of the thyroid gland
    TSH; thyroid-stimulating hormone; thyrotropic hormone; thyrotropin; thyrotrophin.

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protropin

  • noun trade name of a synthetic human growth hormone given to children deficient in the hormone; use by athletes and weightlifters is banned

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detemir

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ovary

  • noun the organ that bears the ovules of a flower
  • noun (vertebrates) one of usually two organs that produce ova and secrete estrogen and progesterone

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liothyronine

  • noun thyroid hormone similar to thyroxine but with one less iodine atom per molecule and produced in smaller quantity; exerts the same biological effects as thyroxine but is more potent and briefer
    triiodothyronine; T.

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