PCAT test: Vocabulary Test: Noun Vocabulary List

n. regulator
a substance that governs a reaction or process
part of the DNA capable of replicating itself
organism that reproduces by sporing; e.g. a mushroom

n. vision
antidepressant; selective-serotonin reuptake inhibitor; generic name: paroxetime
something that exists in space as a solid; liquid or gas and has a mass
chemical that is formed when glucose is metabolized in the absence of oxygen (anaerobic respiration)
eyesight; the ability to see

n. benzene
series of membranes covered with ribosomes that make proteins
an instrument that records and/or shows digital information
the distance between two successive peaks or troughs of a waveform
an organic chemical compound with the formula C6H6

n. light-headedness
someone who suffers from shortsightedness
a broad-spectrum antibiotic that is being used as prophylaxis against disseminated Mycobacterium avium complex infection in HIV-positive patients; brand name: Mycobutin
substance whose molecules move freely

n. tympanic membrane
the eardrum
an excessive amount of a drug; too large portion of a medication or drug
theory which says that the characteristics that aid survival occur as random mutations and are then inherited as only the fittest survive
clusters of receptor cells on the upper surface of the tongue, soft palate, and epiglottis

n. protozoan
an amino acid
illness due to nicotinic acid deficiency
one celled organism that have a nucleus and are either parasites or live in water
doctor who is a specialist in the branch of medicine that uses x-rays to diagnose and treat diseases

n. albumin
process in which two molecules join to form a single compound
protein found in animal tissues and fluids
pain in the uppermost part of the body
person who works in a particular field of science

n. nitrate medication
a substance that induces a reaction or effect
substance secreted in the outer hearing organ canal by special glands
the external folds of tissue that surround the vagina
drug that contains salt or ester of nitric acid

n. fluid
tissue layer in a leaf
the process that maintains balance or equilibrium of an organism's internal environment
interdependence between various medications
substance whose molecules move freely

n. haloalkane
type of blood cancer which is characterized by rapid growth of white blood cells
the process of releasing energy from a carbohydrate without oxygen by producing alcohol or lactic acid
membranous flap that controls blood flow between the right atrum and the right ventricle
compound formed by replacing one or more hydrogen atoms in alkanes with halogen atoms