serw-MX  [xml]  

 DeCS Categories

 Synonyms & Historicals
/metabolism .
/biochemical pathways .
/biodegradation .
/biotransformation .
/catabolism .
/degradation .
/incorporation .
/mobilization .
/turnover .
Used with organs, cells and subcellular fractions, organisms, and diseases for biochemical changes and metabolism. It is used also with drugs and chemicals for catabolic changes (breakdown of complex molecules into simpler ones). For anabolic processes (conversion of small molecules into large), BIOSYNTHESIS is used. For enzymology, pharmacokinetics, and secretion use the specific subheadings. .
/chemical synthesis .
Used for the chemical preparation of molecules in vitro. For the formation of chemical substances in organisms, living cells, or subcellular fractions, "biosynthesis" is used. .
/physiology .
/function .
Used with organs, tissues, and cells of unicellular and multicellular organisms for normal function. It is used also with biochemical substances, endogenously produced, for their physiologic role. .
/abnormalities .
/agenesis .
/anomalies .
/aplasia .
/atresia .
/birth defects .
/congenital defects .
/defects .
/deformities .
/hypoplasia .
/malformations .
Used with organs for congenital defects producing changes in the morphology of the organ. It is used also for abnormalities in animals. .
/chemistry .
/chemical characterization .
/chemical composition .
/chemical content .
/chemical properties .
/chemical structure .
Used with chemicals, biological, and non-biological substances for their composition, structure, characterization, and properties; also used for the chemical composition or content of organs, tissue, tumors, body fluids, organisms, and plants. Excludes chemical analysis and determination of substances for which "analysis" is used; excludes synthesis for which "chemical synthesis" is used; excludes isolation and purification of substances for which "isolation & purification" is used. .
/virology .
/viruses .
Used with organs, animals, and higher plants and with diseases for virologic studies. For bacteria, rickettsia, and fungi, "microbiology" is used; for parasites, "parasitology" is used. .
/biosynthesis .
/anabolism .
/bioformation .
Used for the anabolic formation of chemical substances in organisms, in living cells, or by subcellular fractions. .
/analysis .
/assay .
/chemical analysis .
/determination .
Used for the identification or quantitative determination of a substance or its constituents and metabolites; includes the analysis of air, water, or other environmental carrier. It excludes the chemical analysis of tissues, tumors, body fluids, organisms, and plants for which "chemistry" is used. The concept applies to both methodology and results. For analysis of substances in blood, cerebrospinal fluid, and urine the specific subheading designating the fluid is used. .
/microbiology .
/bacteria .
/fungi .
/bacteriology .
/mycology .
/rickettsia .
Used with organs, animals, and higher plants and with diseases for microbiologic studies. For parasites, "parasitology" is used; for viruses, "virology" is used. .
/blood .
Used for the presence or analysis of substances in the blood; also for examination of, or changes in, the blood in disease states. It excludes serodiagnosis, for which the subheading "diagnosis" is used, and serology, for which "immunology" is used. .