Saturday, 18 September 2021, 12:30 PM
Site: VetLogic - E Learning and training for Vet Nurses
Course: VetLogic - E Learning and training for Vet Nurses (VetLogic)
Glossary: Glossary with audio assistance
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Anabolic reaction

a reaction in which chemical substances are built up and energy is used

Anaemia

a deficiency in the number of circulating red blood cells or haemoglobin concentration in the blood

Anaerobic

not requiring oxygen

Anaerobic respiration

the partial oxidation of organic compounds in the cell to release energy, in a process which does not require oxygen

Anastomosis

an artificial or naturally occurring connection between two structures, which are normally separate, for example between blood vessels or loops of intestine

Androgens

a group of male sex hormones e.g., testosterone

Anion

a negatively charged particle

Anode

a positively charged electrode to which electrons are attracted

Anorexia

loss of appetite for food

Antagonist

something which prevents or decreases a response