PCAT prep test: Word Vocabulary Games: English Nouns

n. rheumatoid arthritis
a crack e.g. in the skin
material used to prevent or reduce the loss of energy from a surface
chronic disease of the joints
a pathogenic agent containing RNA, which can convert to DNA inside a cell

n. chromium
dehydrogenated analogue of cortisol (trade names Orasone or Deltasone or Meticorten); used as an anti-inflammatory drug in the treatment of arthritis and as an immunosuppressant
secondary structure of a protein where the polypeptide chain forms a zigzag shape
Group 2 metallic element
infection of the gut causing diarrhea and vomiting

n. coma
person who is unable to sleep
branch of medicine that concerns cancer
unconscious state
hormone made in and released from the pituitary gland that act on the gonads (sex organs)

n. actin
prompt treatment or care
a harmful protein contained within certain bacteria and released only when the bacterium dies or is broken down
protein component of muscle fibers

n. nicotine
idea that explains chemical bonding as an effect of the outer shell electrons
molecule derived from ammonia and containing the NH group and a nonacid group
a substance that causes an allergic reaction
a chemical in tobacco

n. menses
the blood and other substances lost from the uterus at menstruation
generic name for drugs that used to treat peptic ulcers by decreasing the secretion of stomach acid; brand name: Tagamet
a substance that induces a reaction or effect
disorder of the mind where thought and/or behavior are abnormal and cause distress

n. osteoclast
drug that treats infections caused by fungi
a bone cell that helps destroy bone
the main sex hormone in the male
a weak protease inhibitor that is applied in treating HIV; trade name: Invirase

n. snore
noise made during sleep which keeps others awake
junction between the end of a nerve and another type of excitable cell
hormone made in and released from the pituitary gland that act on the gonads (sex organs)
something which induces a state of rest in the body

n. actinide series
person who sells drugs and medications
organism that reproduces by sporing; e.g. a mushroom
15 radioactive elements
abdominal organ where a baby develops before birth; the womb

n. thiamine
membranous folds in the larynx which vibrate when air passes through
situation created when microbes enter the body and cause a disease
process in polypeptide synthesis of increasing in length
vitamin B1