By Peter J. Gosling
Containing over 8000 entries defining the elemental ideas of biomedical sciences, and a wealth of different info. displays present perform in all points of biomedical technological know-how and covers the sphere in a concise and authoritative manner.
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E. they act by interfering with CELL replication or production, so preventing the growth of new cancerous TISSUE. They are usually administered in combination in a series of treatments known collectively as CHEMOTHERAPY. anticholinergic drugs (pharmacology) Drugs used to inhibit the action, release or production of the NEUROTRANSMITTER ACETYLCHOLINE. anticoagulant (pharmacology/haematology) An agent that prevents BLOOD from clotting. Anticoagulants are used to prevent the formation of clots in the veins after operation 39 ANTICODON and, in cases where it is known that clotting has occurred, to prevent further extension of the clot.
Anergy (immunology) Absence of REACTION to antigens or ALLERGENS. anes. (biochemistr y) An abbreviation of ‘anes’thetic. aneuploidy (genetics) The condition in which the number of CHROMOSOMES in a CELL is not an exact multiple of the HAPLOID number. The loss of one or more chromosomes, or the presence of extra chromosomes can bring about the condition. One form of ANEUPLOIDY is TRISOMY, in which there are three copies of a CHROMOSOME: a wellknown example is DOWN’S SYNDROME, also called TRISOMY 21, in which there are three copies of CHROMOSOME 21.
Alveolar macrophage (haematology/ immunology) A CELL-type in the LUNG of Am (1 chemistry; 2 physics) 1 CHEMICAL SYMBOL for AMERICIUM. 2 An abbreviation of ‘am’meter. amalgam (chemistr y) MIXTURE of MERCURY with one or more other metals, used for dental fillings. 29 AMANTADINE HYDROCHLORIDE amantadine hydrochloride (pharmacology) A drug administered orally to treat PARKINSON’S disease. It also has antiviral activity and has been used to prevent infection with specific influenzae viruses and in the treatment of HERPES VARICELLA ZOSTER VIRUS (HVZ).