MCAT test: Vocabulary Test: Noun Vocabulary List

n. motor neuron disease
characteristics that increase an organism's ability to survive within a changing environment
the fluid around a fetus within the amniotic sac
thick membrane surrounding the female ova
a disorder of the motor neurons

n. cutin
cartilage being located at the joint
the part of the cardiac cycle during which the heart muscle is contracting
hinge joint between tibia (lower leg) and femur (upper leg)
the waxy substance on the surface of the leaf

n. gluconeogenesis
substance formed when oxygen joins hemoglobin
nucleic substance that condenses to make chromosomes during mitosis
unicellular organism which does not have membrane-bound cell organelles
the production of glucose from protein or fat stores

n. birth
high blood pressure
the time a baby leaves its mothers body
contractile unit made up of actin and myosin (thick and thin filaments)
the process where a substance gains electrons

n. knee
a healthy person who worries excessively about their health and believes they are ill
hinge joint between tibia (lower leg) and femur (upper leg)
the death of brain tissue due to inadequate blood flow
a change in the environment to which an organism reacts

n. ophthalmologist
digested food moving from the stomach to the duodenum
part of the DNA capable of replicating itself
a ranking system of organisation
a doctor who diagnosis and treats eye diseases

n. myofibril
when an acid loses a proton it becomes a conjugate base
frequent and excessive bowel motions
one of the longitudinal contractile elements of a muscle cell occuring in a skeletal or cardiac muscle
tissue that transports sugars in plants

n. acid strength
the narrowing of the lumen of blood vessels
junction between the end of a nerve and another type of excitable cell
phosphoric acid in the salt or ester form
this is the degree to which acids are able to dissociate into ions in a solution

n. acid
positively charged ions
a substance that releases hydrogen ions in water
a range of difference
the difference in potential between the inside and the outside of a cell

n. taste buds
digested food moving from the stomach to the duodenum
hydrated hydrogen protons formed when an acid dissolves in water
a baby in its first 8 weeks of life
clusters of receptor cells being used for the sense of taste