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Localized accumulation of pus

Abscess

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This term is applied to a lesser structure that resembles a similar organ in structure and function, such as the accessory pancreatic duct

* Accessory
* Auxillary
* Assisting

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A substance that yields hydrogen or hydronium ions in aqueous solution

Acids

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Presents itself after birth

Acquired

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Hyperfunction of pituitary gland after ossification has been completed

Acromegaly

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A disease with a more or less rapid onset and short duration

Acute

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A wax-like material produced by saponification of body fat in a body buried in alkaline soil

* Adipocere
* Gravewax

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A protein found in blood plasma

Albumin

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An organic compound containing one or more hydroxyl groups

Alcohols

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Hydroxyl group

(-OH)

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An organic compound containing one or more -CHO groups

Aldehyde

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The digestive system tube from the mouth to the anus, including the mouth or buccal cavity, pharynx, esophagus, stomach, and small and large intestines

Alimentary canal

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Having a hypersensitivity to a substance that does not normally cause a reaction

Allergies

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An acquired, abnormal immune response to a substance that does not normally cause a reaction

* Allergy
* Hypersensitivity

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Substance that does not normally cause a reaction

Allergen

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Congenital absence of one or more limbs

Amelia

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An organic compound containing nitrogen

Amines

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Any compounds formed from ammonia by replacement of one or more hydrogen atoms by organic radicals

Amines

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General formula for primary amines

R-NH2

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The building blocks of proteins

Amino acid

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A compound containing an amino group, a carboxyl group attached to an alpha carbon and a radical

Amino acid

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Amino group

-NH2

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Carboxyl group

-COOH

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Any compound that can act as both an acid and a base in solution

Amphoteric

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Example: amino acid

Amphoteric

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Generalized massive edema in subcutaneous tissue

Anasarca

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The branch of science dealing with the study of the structure of the body

Anatomy

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A decrease in the number of erythrocytes, hemoglobin or both

Anemia

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A localized dilation of a blood vessel

Aneurysm

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The study of vessels

Angiology

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