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  • Ion channel

    Membrane protein that can form water-containing pores so that mineral ions can enter or leave cells. A protein that spans the lipid bilayer of the cell membrane and regulates the movement of charged particles (e.g., electrolytes) into and out of cells.  

  • Intercalation

    Planar and lipophilic compounds can intercalate between base stacks of DNA; this leads to frameshift mutations.  

  • Hypertonic solution

    Abnormally high salt levels having a higher osmotic pressure than blood or another body fluid. A solution that has a higher osmotic pressure than a standard (reference) solution. Solution with a greater osmolality than plasma; >290-300 mOsm/kg of water. A solution having a greater osmotic pressure than that of cells or body fluids; a solution…

  • Hyperaemia

    Abnormal blood accumulation in a localized part of the body. Excess blood in any part of the body. Congestion or presence of an excessive amount of blood in a body part. Hyperaemia refers to an overabundance of blood in a specific part of the body. This can happen if the blood’s exit flow from a…

  • Homoeopathy

    A medicine system using minute amounts of substances that cause in a healthy person the same effect (symptoms) to those caused by the condition under treatment.  

  • Herpes simplex

    Localised infection on the lips or genitalia caused by the herpes virus. A virus that produces a painful blister, called a cold sore, usually on the lips. A sexually transmitted disease which forms blisters in the genital region. Infections caused by one of the two forms of herpes simplex virus (HSV), producing sores generally on…

  • Herbalist

    A person with experience in herbal medicine and / or herbal therapy. A person who treats illnesses or disorders with substances extracted from plants. A practitioner who has studied the use of herbs to promote healing, wellness, and disease prevention.  

  • Haemostyptic

    A substance that reduces or stops bleeding.  

  • Haemorrhagic nephritis

    Blood in the urine.  

  • Haemolysis

    The disruption of red blood cells in blood. The destruction of red blood corpuscles by the action of poisonous substances, usually of a protein nature, circulating in the blood, or by certain chemicals. It occurs gradually, for example, in some forms of anaemia, and rapidly in poisoning by snake venom. Haemolysis refers to the breakdown…

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