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  1. Biofilm Biofilm
    Biofilm: An aggregate of microbes with a distinct architecture. A biofilm is like a tiny city in which microbial cells, each only a micrometer or two long, form towers that can be hundreds of micrometers high. The "streets" between the towers are really fluid-filled channels that bring in nutrie...
  2. Biofluid Biofluid
    Biofluid: A biological fluid. Biofluids can be excreted (such as urine or sweat), secreted (such as breast milk or bile), obtained with a needle (such as blood or cerebrospinal fluid), or develop as a result of a pathological process (such as (such as blister or cyst fluid). The term biofluid is emp...
  3. Bioidentical hormone therapy Bioidentical hormone therapy
    Bioidentical hormone therapy: Treatment with hormone medications that contain hormones that have the same chemical formula as those made naturally in the body, referred to by many as "bioidentical" hormones. Bioidentical hormones are created in a laboratory by altering compounds derived from na...
  4. Bioinformatics Bioinformatics
    Bioinformatics: The sum of the computational approaches to analyze, manage, and store biological data. Bioinformatics involves the analysis of biological information using computers and statistical techniques, the science of developing and utilizing computer databases and algorithms to accelerate an...
  5. Biologic evolution Biologic evolution
    Biologic evolution: Biologic evolution was contrasted with cultural (social) evolution in 1968 by A.G. Motulsky who pointed out that biologic evolution is mediated by genes, shows a slow rate of change, employs random variation (mutations) and selection as agents of change, new variants are often...
  6. Biological chemistry Biological chemistry
    Biological chemistry: Another name for biochemistry -- the study of the chemistry of living cells, tissues, organs and organisms. One of the premier journals of biochemistry today is the JBC, the Journal of Biological Chemistry, which was founded in 1905. ...
  7. Biological response modifiers Biological response modifiers
    Biological response modifiers (BRMs): Substances that stimulate the body's response to infection and disease. The body naturally produces small amounts of these substances. Scientists can produce some of them in the laboratory in large amounts for use in treating cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, an...
  8. Biological safety level 1 Biological safety level 1
    Biological safety level 1: Level 1 biosafety....
  9. Biological safety level 2 Biological safety level 2
    Biological safety level 2: Level 2 biosafety....
  10. Biological safety level 3 Biological safety level 3
    Biological safety level 3: Level 3 biosafety....
  11. Biological safety level 4 Biological safety level 4
    Biological safety level 4: Level 4 biosafety....
  12. Biological therapy Biological therapy
    Biological therapy: Treatment to stimulate or restore the ability of the immune (defense) system to fight infection and disease. Biological therapy is thus any form of treatment that uses the body's natural abilities that constitute the immune system to fight infection and disease or to protect ...
  13. Biology, molecular Biology, molecular
    Biology, molecular: See: Molecular biology....
  14. Biomagnetic therapy Biomagnetic therapy
    Biomagnetic therapy: See: Magnet therapy....
  15. Biomarker Biomarker
    Biomarker: A biochemical feature or facet that can be used to measure the progress of disease or the effects of treatment....