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the removal or inactivation of pathogenic micro-organisms but not necessarily of bacterial spores


to loose inhibitions and become exited


increased amount of urine produced


drugs used to increase the production of urine by the kidneys and so reduce water retention in the body


deoxyribonucleic acid, the genetic material found inside the nucleus of the cell

DNA gyrase

enzyme that controls coiling and uncoiling of DNA

DNA polymerase

enzyme that catalyses the synthesis of new DNA molecules

Dominant gene

a gene whose characteristics are always present in the phenotype, in homozygous and heterozygous individuals. It is represented with a capital letter, e.g. B.


a device for monitoring exposure to X-rays

Drug schedule

classification of drugs within the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001

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