In chemistry, fats are compounds formed from chemicals called fatty acids (see Lipid).
Fatty acids, abundant in red meat, lard, butter, hard cheeses, and some vegetable oils (particularly tropical oils such as palm, coconut, and cocoa butter, and partially hydrogenated oils), in which each molecule has the maximum amount of hydrogen atoms.
Fatty acids in which some of the hydrogen atoms in each molecule have been replaced by double bonds.
The narrow passage from the mouth to the pharynx, between the soft palate and the base of the tongue. On either side, two membranous folds inclose the tonsils.
A contagious fungal disease of the skin, especially the scalp.
Pertaining to or characterized by fever.
A soft tissue infection of the finger tip.
Pain, stiffness, tenderness of muscles, tendons, and joints, and fatigue, all without detectable inflammation. A disorder of unknown cause affecting about 1% of North Americans.
Kills species of Filaria, a genus of slender, nematode worms, parasitic in the blood of various mammals.
An abnormal passage, usually between two internal organs or leading from an internal organ to the surface of the body. Fistulas are frequently created experimentally to obtain body secretions for study.
Excessive intestinal gas, a concept difficult to quantify. The average person passes about 2 litres of gas each day through burping and farting.
Any substance employed to give a particular flavor to a medicine.
A strain of group A streptococcus (bacteria) which, in severe cases, can destroy tissues rapidly.