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Ketones

A class of organic compounds produced by the body as an alternative fuel source once glucose is not readily available.…

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Kyphosis

Abnormal curvature of the spine. Kyphosis (humped back) refers to an exaggerated curve in the thoracic region. The head is…

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Kilocalorie

The amount of heat required to raise the temperature of a kilogram (a liter) of water one degree Celsius.

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Ketosis

A condition in which ketones, or abnormal products of fat metabolism, accumulate in the blood.

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Karvonen formula

Method of calculating target training zone based on maximal heart rate and resting heart rate.

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Kinetochores

Large multiprotein complexes that bind the centromeres of the chromosomes to the microtubules of the mitotic spindle during metaphase in…

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Killer cells

Lymphocyte-like effector cells which mediate antibody-dependent cell cytotoxicity. They kill antibody-coated target cells which they bind with their Fc receptors.…

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Ketosteroids

Steroid derivatives formed by oxidation of a methyl group on the side chain or a methylene group in the ring…

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Ketoconazole

Broad spectrum antifungal agent used for long periods at high doses, especially in immunosuppressed patients.

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