PCAT verbal preparation: Vocabulary Games: English

n. vitamin K
metallic element found only as compounds
male gamete (sex cell)
organic substance needed for blood clotting

n. cyclic AMP
atoms of the same element with the same number of protons, different numbers of neutrons and therefore different mass numbers
second messenger molecule where the phosphate group is part of a ring-shaped structure
inability to conceive (get pregnant)
contagious viral illness that can cause fever; airway problems; muscle pain or more severe symptoms

n. bacillus
act of making unsusceptible to disease by inoculating
tiny branches of air tubes within the lungs
disorder of the mind where thought and/or behavior are abnormal and cause distress
a genus of rod-shaped, Gram-positive bacteria

n. allele
three covalent linkages connecting two atoms
one of two or more alternative forms of a gene; can be dominant or recessive
cellular division that produces reproductive cells with only half the number of chromosomes
generic name for a drug that is used to treat HIV infections; produced by GlaxoSmithKline; brand name: Agenerase

n. action potential
a metal showing few properties of the transition metals
inflammation or infection of the a glandular organ located in the abdomen
hypersensitivity reaction
electrical impulse that passes along a muscle or nerve cell to carry information

adj. smelly
well-thought through; well-prepared; informed
having three parts
related to lymph-carrying vessels
having an unpleasant or strong odor

n. carbamate
selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor used to treat depression; generic name: citalopram
referring to processes and experiments occurring outside an organism in an artificial environment
an amino acid that does not occur in proteins but is found in the muscle tissue of vertebrates
salt or ester of carbamic acid

abbr. J
nucleotide with a role in energy metabolism
unit of energy equal to the work done when the point of application of a 1-newton force is displaced through a distance of 1 meter in the direction of the force
a poisonous gas; carbon monoxid
clear fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord

n. nitrogen
a feeling of being generally unwell but without specific symptoms
a substance used clinically for the immunization of a recipient against an infectious agent; immunogen that contains a suspension of weakened or dead pathogenic cells; it is injected in order to stimulate the production of antibodies
the triangular bone that rests at the back of the ribcage; scapula
chemical element with the symbol N that is found in proteins and nucleic acids

n. ejaculation
process of emitting sperm
bony skeleton of the head
epithelium-lined part of the gut that connects the pharynx to the stomach
chemical used to kill organisms that reproduce by spores