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Tissue that supports and binds other tissues and parts. Examples are bones, cartilage, muscle, or fibrous tissues.
A factor that prohibits the administration of a drug or procedure in the care of a patient.
Layer of cells covering the external surface of the body and lining the hollow tubes within the body.
Pertaining to a nucleus with several or many shapes. Polymorphonuclear leukocytes are white blood cells with a multilobed nucleus.
Symptom that appears before the onset of a more serious an illness. An example of a prodrome is the fever that signals the onset of a viral illness.
Insertion of a gene (region of DNA) from an organism into the DNA of another organism.
Between acute (sharp, sudden, severe) and chronic (lasting over a long period of time with little change of symptoms).
Close association between organisms of different species or a state in which two people are emotionally dependent on each other.
Literally, to pour (-fusion) across (trans-); transference of blood from person to another.
The prefix ultra- means beyond or excessive; sonography is the process of recording sound waves. Ultrasonography is the use of high frequency sound waves that are beyond the range of normal hearing to produce a record or picture of an organ or tissue.
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