Definitions and descriptions

Definitions and descriptions

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Neutrophil (NEW-troh-fill)
A type of granular white blood cell; capable of phagocytosis of pathogens
Neurotoxin (NEW-roh-TOK-sin)
A chemical that disrupts an aspect of the functioning of the nervous system
Quadriplegia (KWAH-dri-PLEE-jee-ah)
Paralysis of all four limbs
Quadrants (KWAH-drants)
A division into four parts, used especially to divide the abdomen into four areas to facilitate description of locations
QRS wave
The portion of an ECG that depicts depolarization of the ventricles
Peripheral (puh-RIFF-uh-ruhl)
Extending from a main part; closer to the surface
Periosteum (PER-ee-AHS-tee-um)
The fibrous connective tissue membrane that covers bone; contains osteoblasts for bone growth or repair
Perichondrium (PER-ee-KON-dree-um)
The fibrous connective tissue membrane that covers cartilage
Pericardium (PER-ee-KAR-dee-um)
The three membranes that enclose the heart, consisting of an outer fibrous layer and two serous layers
Peptidases (PEP-ti-day-ses)
Digestive enzymes that break down polypeptides to amino acids; secreted by the small intestine
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