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retrovirus

A virus that makes a DNA copy from its RNA and inserts it into an infected cell's DNA; an RNA virus from the family Retroviridae.  Retroviruses are species specific and are fragile, being easily inactivated by ultraviolet light, heat, detergents, and drying.  They can cause many diseases, including some cancers and AIDS.

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virus

rickettsia

A parasitic bacteria occurring in the lumen of the gut in lice, fleas, ticks, and mites, by which they are transmitted to animals.

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bacteria  ;  parasite

Rocky Mountain spotted fever

An infectious rickettsial disease caused by Rickettsia rickettsii and characterized by severe vascular damage.

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disease ; infection ; rickettsia ; vascular


rostral

Toward the head or nose.

 


sacrum

Triangular-shaped bone composed of three fused vertebrae located caudal to the lowest lumbar vertebrae; strengthens and secures the pelvis.

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caudal

sagittal

Vertical plane passing from front to back dividing the body into right and left halves.

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dorsal  ;  transverse

sagittal sulcus

See longtitudinal fissure.

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longitudinal fissure

sarcoma

Malignant neoplasia growing from connective tissue (cartilage, fat, blood vessels, muscle or bone).

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malignant  ;  neoplasm

Schwann cell

Form of neuroglial cell of the peripheral nervous system responsible for the synthesis and maintenance of the myelin sheath that insulates axons.


seizure

A discrete event due to sudden, transient neuronal discharge that disturbs the brain’s normal electrical activity and causes a temporary change in behavior, consciousness, bodily movements or sensation.  A seizure can have any one to three phases: preictal, ictus, and/or postictal.  Seizures are the main symptoms of epilepsy, but can be caused by a wide variety of conditions.

 

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brain ; epilepsy ; ictus ; neuron ; postictal ; preictal



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