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Meaning of brain (noun)
form plural: brains

major organ of the central nervous system, controlling all bodily activities

Example
The brain consists of the cerebrum, the cerebellum and the brain stem.

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Meaning of systolic pressure (noun)
form: no plural

the blood pressure during systole

Example
The systolic pressure is the top number of the blood pressure reading (120/80).

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Meaning of refractory period (noun)
form: no plural

period following an action potential during which the occurance of another action potential is impossible or requires stronger stimulation

Example
The relative refractory period during which a greater stimulus is necessary for initiation an action potential follows the absolute refractory period during which an action potential cannot occur.

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Meaning of beriberi (noun)
form: no plural

illness due to thiamine deficiency

Example
Beriberi occurs in malnourished people e.g. the starving, very ill or alcoholics.

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Meaning of glycolipids (noun)
form plural: glycolipids

proteins joined with carbohydrates that are found on the surface of cells

Example
Glycolipids play a role in cell-to -cell interaction.

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Meaning of venule (noun)
form plural: venules

a small vein

Example
Venules drain blood from the capillaries.

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Meaning of addition reaction (noun)
form plural: addition reactions

process in which two molecules join to form a single compound

Example
Addition reactions occur typically with unsaturated compounds.

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Meaning of heart (noun)
form plural: hearts

a cone-shaped, muscular organ lying in the mediastinum between the lungs

Example
The heart pumps blood around the body.

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Meaning of invoke (verb)
forms: invoked; invoked; invoking

to apply to; to advocate

Example
Abstract ideals like human rights are invoked to justify certain behavior.

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Meaning of bronchus (noun)
form plural: bronchia

air tube connecting trachea ('windpipe') and lungs

Example
The left bronchus is longer than the right one.

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