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  • 1 appetite — /ap i tuyt /, n. 1. a desire for food or drink: I have no appetite for lunch today. 2. a desire to satisfy any bodily need or craving. 3. a desire or liking for something; fondness; taste: an appetite for power; an appetite for pleasure. [1275… …

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  • 2 Glands and hormones of the human endocrine system — ▪ Table Glands and hormones of the human endocrine system gland or tissue principal hormone function testis testosterone stimulates development of male sex organs and secondary sex characteristics, including facial hair growth and increased… …

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  • 3 Melanocyte-stimulating hormone — proopiomelanocortin (adrenocorticotropin/ beta lipotropin/ alpha melanocyte stimulating hormone/ beta melanocyte stimulating hormone/ beta endorphin) Identifiers Symbol POMC Entrez 5443 …

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  • 4 Effects of MDMA on the human body — This article discusses the effects of MDMA (3,4 methylenedioxy N methylamphetamine, commonly known as Ecstasy ) on the human brain and body. More general information on MDMA, such as history and legal status, can be found in the main entry for… …

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  • 5 appetizing — a. That whets the appetite, stimulating to the appetite, inviting …

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  • 6 aperitive — Stimulating the appetite. [Fr. apéritif, from L. aperio, to open] * * * aper·i·tive ə per ət iv adj 1) APERIENT 2) stimulating the appetite aperitive n APERIENT * * * aper·i·tive (ə …

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  • 7 orexigenic — Appetite stimulating. * * * orex·i·gen·ic (o rek″sĭ jenґik) [Gr. orexis appetite + genic] increasing or stimulating the appetite …

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  • 8 AMP-activated protein kinase — 5 AMP activated protein kinase or AMPK consists of three proteins (subunits) that together make a functional enzyme, conserved from yeast to humans, that plays a role in cellular energy homeostasis. It is expressed in a number of tissues,… …

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  • 9 therapeutics — /ther euh pyooh tiks/, n. (used with a sing. v.) the branch of medicine concerned with the remedial treatment of disease. [1665 75; see THERAPEUTIC, ICS] * * * Treatment and care to combat disease or alleviate pain or injury. Its tools include… …

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  • 10 publishing, history of — Introduction       an account of the selection, preparation, and marketing of printed matter from its origins in ancient times to the present. The activity has grown from small beginnings into a vast and complex industry responsible for the… …

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  • 11 Nicotine — This article is about the chemical compound. For other uses, see Nicotine (disambiguation). Nicotine Systematic (IUPAC) name …

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  • 12 chemoreception — chemoreceptive /kee moh ri sep tiv, kem oh /, adj. /kee moh ri sep sheuhn, kem oh /, n. the physiological response to chemical stimuli. [1915 20; CHEMO + RECEPTION] * * * Sensory process by which organisms respond to external chemical stimuli, by …

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  • 13 amphetamine — Closely related in its structure and action to ephedrine and other sympathomimetic amines. A psychostimulant substance that can be abused. a. (4 chlorophenoxy)acetate same actions and uses as a. sulfate. a. phosphate same actions and uses as a.… …

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  • 14 Substituted amphetamine — Optical isomers of amphetamine D amphetamine …

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  • 15 Health and Disease — ▪ 2009 Introduction Food and Drug Safety.       In 2008 the contamination of infant formula and related dairy products with melamine in China led to widespread health problems in children, including urinary problems and possible renal tube… …

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  • 16 Modafinil — Systematic (IUPAC) name (±) 2 (benzhydrylsulfinyl)acetamide …

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  • 17 Orgasm — For other uses, see Orgasm (disambiguation). Frenzy of Exultations (1894), by Wł …

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  • 18 Tumor necrosis factor-alpha — Tumor necrosis factor (TNF, cachexin or cachectin and formally known as tumor necrosis factor alpha ) is a cytokine involved in systemic inflammation and is a member of a group of cytokines that all stimulate the acute phase reaction. TNF causes… …

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  • 19 France — /frans, frahns/; Fr. /frddahonns/, n. 1. Anatole /ann nann tawl /, (Jacques Anatole Thibault), 1844 1924, French novelist and essayist: Nobel prize 1921. 2. a republic in W Europe. 58,470,421; 212,736 sq. mi. (550,985 sq. km). Cap.: Paris. 3.… …

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  • 20 international relations — a branch of political science dealing with the relations between nations. [1970 75] * * * Study of the relations of states with each other and with international organizations and certain subnational entities (e.g., bureaucracies and political… …

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