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receptors postulated to exist on nerve cell membranes of the sympathetic nervous system in order to explain the specificity of certain agents that affect only some sympathetic activities (such as vasoconstriction and relaxation of intestinal muscles and c alpha-adrenergic receptor , alpha-adrenoceptor , alpha receptor
disease that typically does not affect human beings animal disease
personality disorder characterized by amorality and lack of affect; capable of violent acts without guilt feelings (`psychopathic personality' was once widely used but was superseded by `sociopathic personality' to indicate the social aspects of the disor antisocial personality disorder , psychopathic personality , sociopathic personality
French physicist who discovered that rays emitted by uranium salts affect photographic plates (1852-1908) Antoine Henri Becquerel , Becquerel , Henri Becquerel
form of muscular dystrophy that sets in in adolescence or adulthood and progresses slowly but will affect all voluntary muscles; characterized by generalized weakness and muscle wasting that affects limb and trunk muscles first; similar to Duchenne's musc Becker muscular dystrophy
receptors postulated to exist on nerve cell membranes of the sympathetic nervous system in order to explain the specificity of certain agents that affect only some sympathetic activities (such as vasodilation and increased heart beat) beta-adrenergic receptor , beta-adrenoceptor , beta receptor
large family of arboviruses that affect a wide range of hosts (mainly vertebrates and arthropods) Bunyaviridae
any of a group of herpes viruses that enlarge epithelial cells and can cause birth defects; can affect humans with impaired immunological systems CMV , cytomegalovirus
minute free-swimming freshwater copepod having a large median eye and pear-shaped body and long antennae used in swimming; important in some food chains and as intermediate hosts of parasitic worms that affect man e.g. Guinea worms cyclops , water flea
(psychiatry) a defense mechanism that transfers affect or reaction from the original object to some more acceptable one displacement
slight depression in the midline just below the sternum (where a blow can affect the solar plexus) epigastric fossa , pit of the stomach
excessive secretion of parathyroid hormone resulting in abnormally high levels of calcium in the blood; can affect many systems of the body (especially causing bone resorption and osteoporosis) hyperparathyroidism
power to affect persons or events especially power based on prestige etc influence
overlap where two theories or phenomena affect each other or have links with each other interface
belief that one's actions affect their own future and reincarnation karma
measuring system that detects and locates objects on the same principle as radar but uses light from a laser; a potential technology for detecting air turbulence that can affect aircraft lidar
capability in terms of personnel and materiel that affect the capacity to fight a war military capability , military posture , military strength , posture , strength
affect or influence militate , redound
(economics) a market in which control over the supply of a commodity is in the hands of a small number of producers and each one can influence prices and affect competitors oligopoly
malignant bone tumor; most common in children and young adults where it tends to affect the femur osteogenic sarcoma , osteosarcoma
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