Saturday, April 27, 2013

Medical Dictionary

I'm going to be posting to this link various medical terms in alphabetical order. There are a LOT of them in what I have been posting. If I miss one give me a heads up.

Autophagy - Autophagy (or autophagocytosis) is the basic catabolic mechanism that involves cell degradation of unnecessary or dysfunctional cellular components

Catabolic - The metabolic breakdown of complex molecules into simpler ones, often resulting in a release of energy.

Dyslipidemia is an abnormal amount of lipids (e.g. cholesterol and/or fat) in the blood. In developed countries, most dyslipidemias are hyperlipidemias; that is, an elevation of lipids in the blood. This is often due to diet and lifestyle. Prolonged elevation of insulin levels can also lead to dyslipidemia.

Glioblastoma multiforme - the most common and most aggressive malignant primary brain tumor in humans

Hyperphagia - Abnormally increased appetite for and consumption of food

Hypophagia is reduced food intake.

Ischemia - a restriction in blood supply to tissues

Lipid - Lipids constitute a group of naturally occurring molecules that include fats, waxes, sterols, fat-soluble vitamins (such as vitamins A, D, E, and K), monoglycerides, diglycerides, triglycerides, phospholipids, and others. The main biological functions of lipids include energy storage, signaling, and acting as structural components of cell membranes.[4][5]

Murine - relating to mice

Nociceptive - causing or reacting to pain

Reperfusion - Reperfusion injury is the tissue damage caused when blood supply returns to the tissue after a period of ischemia or lack of oxygen.

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