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abdomen

abdomen n.   Quick reference

Concise Medical Dictionary (9 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Medicine and health
Length:
108 words
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1

the part of the body cavity below the chest (see thorax), from which it is separated by the ...

abdomen

abdomen n.   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Nursing (7 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Medicine and health
Length:
69 words
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the part of the body cavity below the chest (see thorax), from which it is separated by the diaphragm. The abdomen contains the organs of digestion (stomach, liver, intestines, ... More
abdominal injury

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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
Science and technology, Medicine and health
Length:
200 words
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3

Physical damage to the abdomen and its contents. The abdomen is particularly vulnerable to blows during contact and collision sports.

abduction

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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
Science and technology, Medicine and health
Length:
35 words
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Movement of a body segment (e.g. arm or leg) away from the midline of the body. The term also refers

acetylcholine (ACh)

acetylcholine (ACh)   Quick reference

The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
Science and technology, Medicine and health
Length:
71 words
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1

A neurotransmitter synthesized from acetic acid and choline in the synaptic knobs of some nerve endings. It is released by

action potential

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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
Science and technology, Medicine and health
Length:
75 words
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A transient feature of the cell surface membranes of neurones and muscle fibres during which the electrical potential inside the

adduction

adduction   Quick reference

The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
Science and technology, Medicine and health
Length:
28 words
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1

Movement of a body segment closer to the midline of the body; or movement of the fingers or toes towards

adductor muscle

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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
Science and technology, Medicine and health
Length:
35 words
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1

1 Any muscle that causes adduction.

2 One of the three anterior thigh muscles (adductor brevis, adductor longus, and adductor

adenosine triphosphatase

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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
Science and technology, Medicine and health
Length:
20 words
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An enzyme that catalyses the following reversible reaction: ATP + H2O ⇌ ADP + Pi.

adrenaline

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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
Science and technology, Medicine and health
Length:
116 words
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A hormone secreted by the adrenal medulla. It has wide-ranging effects on muscles, the circulatory system, and carbohydrate metabolism, preparing

alimentary canal

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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
Science and technology, Medicine and health
Length:
49 words
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The tubular passage extending from the mouth to the anus that has regions specialized for ingestion (mouth and buccal cavity),

alimentary canal

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Concise Medical Dictionary (9 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Medicine and health
Length:
73 words
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the long passage through which food passes to be digested and absorbed (see illustration). It extends from the mouth to the anus and each region is specialized for a different stage in the ... More
alimentary canal

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A Dictionary of Nursing (7 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Medicine and health
Length:
30 words
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the long passage, extending from the mouth to the anus, through which food passes to be digested and absorbed. See illustration....

altitude training

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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
Science and technology, Medicine and health
Length:
147 words
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Training undertaken at moderately high altitudes to acquire the benefits of altitude acclimatization and to improve performance in endurance activities.

amino acids

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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
Science and technology, Medicine and health
Length:
150 words
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The building blocks of protein. They have an amine group (–NH2) and a carboxyl group (–COOH ). There

amphetamines

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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
Science and technology, Medicine and health
Length:
163 words
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A group of drugs belonging to the stimulants on the World Doping Agency's 2005 Prohibited List. Amphetamines include

anaesthetic breathing systems

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A Dictionary of Anaesthesia (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Medicine and health
Length:
182 words
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Anaesthetic equipment used to deliver chosen inspired gases via spontaneous, assisted, or mechanical ventilation. They consist of tubing, a reservoir

Anamorphic Map

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A Dictionary of Epidemiology (6 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Medicine and health, Public Health and Epidemiology
Length:
120 words
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A diagrammatic method of displaying administrative jurisdictions of a country or any other region in two-dimensional “maps” with areas proportional

anatomical position

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Concise Medical Dictionary (9 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Medicine and health
Length:
62 words
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the internationally accepted body position for anatomical descriptions, such that any part of the body can be related to any other part of it. A person in the anatomical position stands ... More
androstane

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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
Science and technology, Medicine and health
Length:
29 words
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An anabolic steroid drug closely related to testosterone. The structure of androstane is used as a reference when naming

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