MCAT practice test: Improve Your Vocabulary: Noun

n. valence electrons
pain in the head area
trace element with the chemical symbol I
electrons in the outer shell
fibrous protein found in connective tissue; protein constituent of bone, cartilage, tendon, and other connective tissue converting into gelatin by boiling

n. sebum
enzymatic reations in aerobic organisms involving oxidation of acetyl units and production of high-energy phosphate compounds leading to the main source of cellular energy
opening in the face that is the beginning of the alimentary system; oral cavity
the iron containing proteins which are part of the electron transport chain
the oily substance made by the sebaceous glands

n. hypertension
high blood pressure
a nutrient found throughout plant and animal species
the external folds of tissue that surround the vagina
bone that makes up the pelvis; area of the body between the to pf the thigh and the waist

n. single bond
an injury where tissue is damaged as a result of trauma
covalent bond where one electron pair is shared between two atoms
the branch of surgery that deals with joint; bone or muscle problems (the musculoskeletal system)
a feeling of being generally unwell but without specific symptoms

abbr. AIDS
abbr. heart attack
abbr. measure of an individual's intelligence
abbr. professional degree of medicine
abbr. immunde deficiency disease that cannot be cured

n. gland
group of cells specialized to produce secretory substances
used to identify gases during analysis
a long tendon that connects the calf muscle to the heel bone
inherited disorder caused by a single gene defect, which is dominantly inherited

n. autoradiography
gases such as carbon dioxide and methane that absorb infrared radiation which warms the atmosphere
reflex triggered by a throat irritation where the glottis opens suddenly and air is expelled
technique of using radioactive molecules to identify cell structures and biochemical activity producing an image or photographic film
volume of air in the lung

adj. somatic
arousing swellings
related to a nonprotein group of a conjugated protein
relating to the body
able to dissolve

v. release
to make something easier to do
to adjust a chemical equation so that the number of atoms and charge match on each side
to let go
to get rid of waste from the body

v. differentiate
to make; to trigger; to produce
to help facilitate or accelerate a process through action
to break down; to decay
to develop toward a more advanced or specialized state