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Natural killer (NK) cells

A granular LYMPHOCYTE (white BLOOD cell with granules in its cytoplasm) that has cytotoxic (cell-killing) functions within the IMMUNE RESPONSE. NK cells belong to the CELLMEDIATED IMMUNITY pathway of the immune response and do not require ANTIGEN presentation to target a cell for destruction. NK cells are particularly

Aging, musculoskeletal changes that occur with

The muscles, connective tissues, and SKELETON arise from the mesoderm in the EMBRYO at about two weeks of gestational age. The skeleton’s first form is as fibrous membranes (the bones of the cranium) or CARTILAGE. Through a process called ossification or osteogenesis, cartilage cells (chondrocytes) convert to

pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) - causes, symptoms and treatment

What is Pelvic Inflammatory Disease A bacterial INFECTION involving the UTERUS, FALLOPIAN TUBES, CERVIX, and VAGINA. Untreated PID has the potential to become life threatening if it spreads to involve the peritoneal membrane (PERITONITIS), the tissue that encloses the abdominal cavity. Because PID can cause scarring

Spasm - muscle contraction - definition

Spasm - muscle contraction - definition

Spasm is a sudden, involuntary, and extended MUSCLE contraction. Muscle spasms generally last no longer than a few seconds and are quite painful. Spasms may involve skeletal or involuntary muscle. Muscle spasms of the pulmonary system may manifest as ASTHMA or bronchiospasms that, when severe, may interfere with

Nocturia - what is, causes and tretament

What is Nocturia and causes The need to get up from nighttime sleep to urinate. Nocturia is a significant cause of SLEEP DISORDERS though has numerous potential causes. Nocturia becomes more common with increasing age in both women and men, sometimes simply as a consequence of normal agerelated changes that occur in

Antiphospholipid antibodies and antibody syndrome

What are Antiphospholipid antibodies Autoantibodies the IMMUNE SYSTEM produces that attack phospholipids, fatty substances in the cell membranes of BLOOD cells and connective tissue cells. Antiphospholipid antibodies interfere with blood clotting (COAGULATION) and are present in a number of AUTOIMMUNE DISORDERS that

Inheritance Patterns - types, traits and mutations

Inheritance Patterns - types, traits and mutations

Inheritance Patterns - the ways in which genotypes pass among individuals and generations. Many inherited traits are either autosomal or Xlinked and either dominant or recessive. Such inheritance patterns reflect statistical calculations assessing the mathematical likelihood of certain traits or mutations passing from