A solid mass formed in the gallbladder composed of cholesterol and bile salts.
An instrument for emitting high-pitched tones and ultrasound for determining the upper limits of the hearing range in humans and other animals
Any form of medical treatment that uses electricity.
An instrument for detecting and measuring small electric currents.
A cylinder in which pressurized gas is stored
Death and decay of wound tissue infected by a soil-based bacteria. Toxins produced by the bacterium cause decay of connective tissue and the generation of gas.
A respirator that contains a chemical air filter and is worn over the face as protection against toxic gases and aerosols
A bacterial or viral infection caused by the inflammation of both the stomach and the small intestine.
Any type of surgery that addresses problems with the stomach or small intestine.
Has come to refer to the socially constructed roles and differences between men and women; as opposed to 'sex' which refers to the biological distinctions between male and female.
Part of the nucleus of a cell that determines how our bodies function. Genes are passed from parents to children.
Diseases, such as cystic fibrosis, that are passed from parents to child and which have their origins in changes to DNA.
The techniques involved in altering the characteristics of one organism by inserting genes from another organism into its DNA.
A technique which matches DNA sequences obtained from bodily fluids, in order to determine an individual's identity. Often used to determine possible genetic relations, or link a suspected criminal to a crime scene.
Biological science which deals with the phenomena of heredity and the variation between progenitors and offspring. ERIC9.
The branch of medicine dealing with the genital and urinary organs.
geodesic sensor net
A large number of electrodes that are placed on a person's head. Used to record weak electrical signals of the brain.
A type of compass that is used in Feng-Shui (sometimes translated as geomancy). Feng-Shui is a traditional Chinese practise that aims to align energy in positive ways in living spaces and the landscape.
Tiny organisms that cause disease. 'Germ' is now a term that is applied loosely to many micro-organisms, including bacteria, viruses and fungi.
The theory that germs cause disease, often by infection through the air. The germ theory was formally proven by Robert Koch in 1875.