an enzyme contained in the gastric juice which helps in the breakdown of proteins.

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    a peptide formed by the union of an indefinite number of amino acids.

    Glandular fever is an infectious disease caused by the Epstein-Barr virus small amounts of which are present in the saliva

    an enlargement of the air sacs of the lungs causing breathlessness ; a swelling caused by the presence of air in the connective tissues of the body.


    any acute clinical event, related to impairment of  circulation to the brain that lasts more than 24 hours.

    fixing of the stomach to the abdominal wall or diaphragm

    blindness, especially that occuring due to reasons other than a change in the eye itself.

    a single celled microorganism that  mutiplies by cell division; they may be  motile or nonmotile, and some may cause diseases in human beings.

    impairment of the ability to read- difficulty in identifying , understanding and reproducing written symbols.

    conjoined twins united at the abdomen.

    a process for removing or cutting of fascia.

    a small erectile part of the female genitals at the upper end of the vulva.

    an instrument used for listening to the sounds of the heart, lungs and intestines.

    a pouch of skin containing the testicles.

    the process of growing old, where damaged cells fail to be replaced in sufficient numbers and thus bodily degeneration occurs.