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Denoting a process by which living organisms convert simple substances into the complex materials of living tissue.
Life in the absence of oxygen.
Early stage of tissue development.
Loss of memory of events following trauma or shock.
Imaginary line running from head to tail in an animal.
Measurement of the dimensions of the human body (e.g., height, weight, length of trunk and limbs, and head and neck diameter).
Member of a class of proteins called immunoglobulins, found in blood and other secretions and produced by lymphocytes in response to exposure to specific antigens with which they react.
Substance recognized as foreign by the host immune system and that induces an immune response.
Flowering plant of the mustard family used for genetic and developmental studies of plants because of its small size, short generation time, and ease of laboratory culture.
Animal of the phylum that includes insects and crustaceans.
Ventilatory unit in the lung that includes terminal bronchioles and alveoli.
Lack or loss of strength; weakness or debility.
Disorder inherited as a recessive trait, characterized by neurological changes, immunological deficiency, increased susceptibility to cancer, and increased cellular radiosensitivity.
Denoting a mode of action in which a hormone is secreted from one part of a cell to act on another site within the same cell.
Autonomic nervous system:
Complex nerve network that connects the central nervous system with the glands and smooth muscles of the body.
Regulation of vascular peripheral resistance through parasympathetic and sympathetic neural stimulation of arteriole dilation and constriction.
Plant hormone thought to be involved in control of gravitropism in plants; auxins regulate the rate of cell elongation, as well as a number of other developmental processes, in plants.
Basal energy expenditure:
Energy expenditure by the body at rest.
Lymphocytes that play a major role in antibody production.
Study of biological principles underlying motion in living organisms.
Russian space capsule that can support animals (e.g., monkeys, rats) and insects in orbit for up to 3 weeks.