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1) hydrocortisone. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Like cortisone, it is used to treat Addison's disease, inflammatory and rheumatoid diseases, and allergies. Low-potency hydrocortisone, available over the counter,...

2) enzyme. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The term enzyme comes from zymosis, the Greek word for fermentation, a process accomplished by yeast cells and long known to the brewing industry, which occupied...

3) vomiting. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The process is initiated by stimulation of the vomiting center of the brain by nerve impulses from the gastrointestinal tract or other part of the body. The vomiting...

4) virology. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Many viruses, such as animal RNA viruses and viruses that infect bacteria, or bacteriophages, have become useful laboratory tools in genetic studies and in work on...

5) thyroxine. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The hormone thyroxine forms by combining the amino acid tyrosine with iodine. Complexed to a protein, it is stored in the follicle stems between thyroid cells. Thyroxine...

6) urine. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The urine is then stored in the bladder and passes out of the body via the urethra. The amount passed depends on fluid intake and other factors. Urine is 95% water,...

7) protozoan. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Protozoans comprise a large, diverse assortment of microscopic or near-microscopic organisms that live as single cells or in simple colonies and that show no differentiation...

8) metabolite. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Starting materials are substances, usually small and of simple structure, absorbed by the organism as food. These include the vitamins and essential amino acids....

9) heart disease. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Heart disease is the cause of approximately half the deaths in the United States each year. Among the most common causes of heart disease are degenerative changes...

10) water mold. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...There are two important phyla (divisions) of water molds, the chytrids (Chytridiomycota) and the oomycetes (Oomycota). 1The chytrids live in salt- and freshwater...

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