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any of a class of composite plastics used to make car bodies and cases for computers and other appliances ABS , acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene
unstable acid found in abnormal amounts in the blood and urine in some cases of impaired metabolism (as diabetes mellitus or starvation) acetoacetic acid
lawyer who pleads cases in court advocate , counsel , counsellor , counselor , counselor-at-law , pleader
psychosurgery in which amygdaloid fibers that mediate limbic system activity are severed (in cases of extreme uncontrollable violence) amygdalotomy
someone who has a special interest in exceptional cases anomalist
class of drugs that block the action of tumor necrosis factor (TNF); used in cases of rheumatoid arthritis because TNF instigates inflammation of the joints anti-TNF compound
beta derivative of hydroxybutyric acid that is found in the blood and urine in some cases of impaired metabolism beta-hydroxybutyric acid
device that facilitates breathing in cases of respiratory failure breathing apparatus , breathing device , breathing machine , ventilator
byproduct of inflammation; a globulin that is found in the blood in some cases of acute inflammation C-reactive protein , CRP
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 Calan , Isoptin , verapamil
list or register of events (appointments or social events or court cases etc) calendar
severing the corpus callosum so that communication between the cerebral hemispheres is interrupted (in cases of severe intractable epilepsy) callosectomy , callosotomy
inclusion body found in plasma cells in cases of cancer cancer body , Russell's body
small circular or square cases of dough with savory fillings cappelletti , ravioli
obtained from a number of plants and used to stimulate the heart in cases of heart failure cardiac glucoside , cardiac glycoside
paper for making cartridge cases cartridge paper
number of cases handled in a given period of time (as by a court or agency) case load
number of cases of a disease ending in death divided by the number of cases of the disease; usually expressed as a percentage or as the number of deaths per 1000 cases case-fatality proportion
number of cases of a disease divided by the number of infections with the agent that causes the disease case-to-infection proportion , case-to-infection ratio
surgical removal of the testes or ovaries (usually to inhibit hormone secretion in cases of breast cancer in women or prostate cancer in men) castration
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