A-type channels Quick reference
Rapidly inactivating voltage-gated potassium channels (KCNA4), of the *shaker-related subfamily. They are activated by depolarization but only after a preceding hyperpolarization and are important for repetitive firing of cells at low frequencies....
AAA family Quick reference
A diverse superfamily (ATPases associated with various cellular activities) that have a characteristic AAA-domain. There are at least 300 known members in at least six families. Mutations in proteins of the AAA family cause a variety of human diseases including ...
Aarskog–Scott syndrome Quick reference
An X-linked developmental disorder (faciogenital dysplasia, FGDY) in which stature is disproportionately short and there are facial, skeletal, and urogenital abnormalities. The syndrome is caused by mutations in ...
abasia n. Quick reference
an inability to walk normally for which no physical cause can be identified. The patient displays normal motor ability when sitting or lying down, suggesting that a psychogenic reaction may be involved ...
abatacept n. Quick reference
a *biological therapy that inhibits overactive T-lymphocyte stimulation of the immune response. It is used for the management of moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis to treat joint pain and swelling, improve quality of life, and prevent joint damage. Side-effects are rare but may include infection, allergy, and headache....
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abciximab Quick reference
The Fab fragments of a monoclonal antibody directed against the glycoprotein IIb/IIIa receptor on platelets that blocks platelet aggregation. Used as a short-term treatment to prevent thrombus formation after angioplasty. ...