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Rose, Irwin

(Encyclopedia) Rose, Irwin, 1926?2015, American biochemist, b. Brooklyn, N.Y., Ph.D. Univ. of Chicago, 1952. Rose was on the faculty of Yale Medical School from 1954 to 1963 and a senior member of?

Hinshelwood, Sir Cyril Norman

(Encyclopedia) Hinshelwood, Sir Cyril Norman, 1897?1967, British chemist, D.Sc. Oxford, 1924. In 1937 Hinshelwood became a professor at Oxford, where he remained until his retirement in 1964. He?

Cori, Carl Ferdinand

(Encyclopedia) Cori, Carl Ferdinand, 1896?1984, and Gerty Theresa Corik?r?, kr?, 1896?1957, American biochemists, b. Prague. Soon after receiving their medical degrees and marrying, they emigrated?


(Encyclopedia) metabolism, sum of all biochemical processes involved in life. Two subcategories of metabolism are anabolism, the building up of complex organic molecules from simpler precursors, and?

Eustachian tube

(Encyclopedia) Eustachian tube yo?ost?sh?n [for Bartolomeo Eustachi], a hollow structure of bone and cartilage extending from the middle ear to the rear of the throat, or pharynx, technically known?


(Encyclopedia) pulse, alternate expansion and contraction of artery walls as heart action varies blood volume within the arteries. Artery walls are elastic. Hence they become distended by increased?

circuit rider

(Encyclopedia) circuit rider, itinerant preacher of the Methodist denomination who served a circuit consisting usually of 20 to 40 appointments. The circuit system, devised by John Wesley for his?


(Encyclopedia) hiccup or hiccough, involuntary spasmodic contraction of the diaphragm followed by a sharp intake of air, which is abruptly stopped by a sudden, involuntary closing of the glottis (?

herpes zoster

(Encyclopedia) herpes zoster, infection of a ganglion (nerve center) with severe pain and a blisterlike eruption in the area of the nerve distribution, a condition called shingles. The causative?