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A-band

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

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2007

Part of a muscle sarcomere that comprises several thick myosin filaments held between thinner actin filaments. It appears as a dark band when viewed under a microscope. ...

A-DNA

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A Dictionary of Biomedicine (2 ed.)

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2019

One of the double helical structures that can be adopted by DNA, a right-handed double helix fairly similar to *...

A-state

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

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2007

A temporary state of anxiety evoked by a particular situation (see state anxiety).

A-trait

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

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2007

An enduring personality factor indicating an individual's predisposition to experience anxiety under stress.

A-type channels

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A Dictionary of Biomedicine (2 ed.)

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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 ... More
A20

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A Dictionary of Biomedicine (2 ed.)

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A cytoplasmic zinc finger protein (790 aa) that inhibits *NFκB activity and TNF-mediated programmed cell death. The expression of the A20 mRNA is upregulated by TNF...

A431

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A Dictionary of Biomedicine (2 ed.)

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2019

A human cell line established from an epidermoid carcinoma, often used in studies on *EGF.

AAA family

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A Dictionary of Biomedicine (2 ed.)

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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 ... More
AAMI

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A Dictionary of Biomedicine (2 ed.)

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2019

Age-associated memory impairment.

Aarskog–Scott syndrome

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A Dictionary of Biomedicine (2 ed.)

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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 ... More
Ab

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A Dictionary of Biomedicine (2 ed.)

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Common abbreviation for antibody. See IgA, IgG, etc.

abaissement du niveau mental

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A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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2015

In *analytical psychology, a reduced state of concentration and attention, accompanied by a loosening of inhibitions and relaxation

abasia

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A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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Inability to walk. Compare dysbasia. [From Greek a- without + basis a step, from bainein to step or go

abbreviated reaction time

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A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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2015

Another name for *central reaction time.

ABC

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A Dictionary of Biomedicine (2 ed.)

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1. Antigen binding cell. 2. Antigen binding capacity. 3. The avidin–biotin peroxidase complex. Used in an ... More
ABC

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A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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1. A model used in *rational emotive behaviour therapy (REBT) for analysing a client's problems systematically into:

ABCDE

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

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2007
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A mnemonic for a step-by-step assessment of an athlete who collapses on the field of play. A = Airway and cervical spine (ensure that the airway is clear; suspect a cervical spine injury ... More
abciximab

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A Dictionary of Biomedicine (2 ed.)

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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 ... More
ABC of resuscitation

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

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A mnemonic (memory aid) for the initial management of a person who has collapsed (e.g. an athlete knocked unconscious on the field of play): A = Airway (ensure that the airway is open); B ... More
ABC proteins

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A Dictionary of Biomedicine (2 ed.)

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An extensive family of membrane proteins involved in active transport or regulation of ion channel function that have an ATP binding cassette. Many are prokaryotic, but important ... More

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