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What is the name given to a chemical message which is produced in the glands and carried by the blood, to specific organs in the body?
Hormone
Define Bacteria
Very small, single celled, life form that can reproduce quickly and can cause disease.
CNS, what is it?
It is the Central Nervous System that consists of the brain and the spinal cord.
What is the name of the part of the Central Nervous System that includes all higher Nervous Centers, is enclosed within the skull and is continuous with the spinal cord?
The Brain
What is Contraception?
The prevention of pregnancy.
What is Diabetes?
A disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin.
What is the name of the simple sugar that is the main source of energy for the body?
Glucose
What is a Grand Mal?
A serve form of epileptic fit.
What is Infertility?
Not being able to reproduce offspring.
What is the name given to a disorder of the nervous system characterized either by mild loss of attention and sleepiness or by severe convulsions with loss of consciousness?
Epilepsy
What is the process of manipulating genes in an organism known as?
Genetic Modification
What is Insulin?
A hormone produced in the pancreas that decreases blood sugar.
What the monthly cycle of hormonal changes in women?
Menstrual Cylcle
How are messages passed through the synapse from nerve cells?
By Electrical Impulses
What does IVF stand for and what is it?
In-vitro fertilization, is an assisted reproduction technique in which fertilization is accomplished outside of the body.
What is the contraction of the pupil in the response to stimulation of the retina by light known as?
The Iris reflex.