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- Abdominal aortic aneurysm : Aneurysm that involves the descending aorta from the diaphragm to the split at the iliac arteries.
- Ascites : Accumulation of serous fluids in the space between the tissues and organs of the abdominal cavity.
- Bacteria : A major group of single-celled microorganisms.
- Brown Institution : (1871-1944) former veterinary center of research and clinical practice in London.
- Clarence Earl Gideon : The petitioner/defendant in a landmark U.S. Supreme Court case, decided in 1963, establishing the right to counsel protected by the Sixth Amendment of the United States Constitution.
- Death : State of thermodynamic equilibrium achieved after the end of life.
- Diabetes mellitus : Relative or absolute lack of insulin leading to uncontrolled carbohydrate metabolism.
- Digital object identifier : Unique label for a computer readable object that can be found on the internet, usually used in academic journals.
- Domestication : The process of habituating wild animals or plants to live in association with humans, thereby providing us with food, livestock and pets.
- Eleanor Porden : (14 July 1795 - 22 February 1825) British Romantic poet and the first wife of the explorer John Franklin.
- Evolutionary medicine : The study of diseases from the point of view of human evolutionary biology
- Gentamicin : Aminoglycoside antibiotic obtained from Micromonospora purpurea and related species for treating serious infections.
- Giant cell : Multinucleated mass formed by the fusion of several distinct cells, usually in response to an infection or foreign body.
- Hypersensitivity : In medicine, an altered reactivity to an antigen, which can result in pathologic reactions upon subsequent exposure to that particular antigen.
- Insect : One of numerous small arthropod animals with six legs, an exoskeleton that grows by molting, and oftentimes wings.
- Johannes Diderik van der Waals : (1837 – 1923) Dutch scientist, proposed the van der Waals equation of state for gases.
- John Franklin : (April 15, 1786 - June 11, 1847) British sea captain and Arctic explorer.
- John Keats : (31 October 1795 - 23 February 1821) Despite his death from tuberculosis at the age of 25, one of the major poets of the English Romantic Movement.
- John Milton : English 17th-century poet, author of Paradise Lost.
- Joseph Black : (1728 – 1799) Scottish physicist and chemist, known for his discoveries of latent heat, specific heat, and carbon dioxide
- Koch's postulates : A set of principles, first published in 1890, which have proved to be useful, even when used with techniques never imagined by Koch, to establish causality between an organism and an infectious disease
- Lipid : Group of organic compounds, including the fats, oils, waxes, sterols, and triglycerides, that are insoluble in water but soluble in nonpolar organic solvents, and together with carbohydrates and proteins constitute the principal structural material of living cells.
- Microbiology : The study of microorganisms (overlapping with areas of virology, bacteriology, mycology, and parasitology).
- Microorganism : A 'germ', an organism that is too small to be seen individually with the naked eye.
- Minik Wallace : One of six Inuk brought to the United States from Greenland in 1897 by explorer Robert Peary.
- Mortality (demography) : Mortality is the branch of demography that studies rates and causes of deaths for a population as a whole.
- Multiple sclerosis : A chronic, inflammatory, demyelinating disease that affects the central nervous system (CNS).
- Mycobacterium tuberculosis : A non-motile, rod shaped bacterium, and the primary cause of the disease tuberculosis.
- Mycology : The branch of microbiology concerned with the study and effects of fungi
- Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine : Award conferred once a year by the Swedish Karolinska Institute, for physiology or medicine, since 1901.
- O. Henry : Pen name of William Sydney Porter (1862–1910), American author of some 400 short stories.
- Peritonitis : An inflammation of the peritoneum (the serous membrane which lines part of the abdominal cavity and some of the viscera it contains).
- René Descartes : French 17th-century philosopher, mathematician and scientist, author of the Discourse on Method.
- Robert A. Heinlein : (1907–88) American author of science fiction; wrote Stranger in a Strange Land.
- Scrofula : Form of tuberculosis affecting the lymph nodes, especially of the neck, caused by the agent Mycobacterium tuberculosis, and in children by Mycobacterium scrofulaceum.
- Streptomycin : An antibiotic drug, produced by the actinomycete Streptomyces griseus, used to treat tuberculosis and other bacterial infections.
- Systematics : The study of the diversity of organism characteristics, and how they relate via evolution.
- Theoretical biology : The study of biological systems by theoretical means.
- U.S. intelligence analysis of patterns of infectious diseases and impacts : The United States intelligence community model for the spread and world impact of infectious disease
- U.S. intelligence and global health : Analysis by the United States intelligence community, in conjunction with more general health organizations, relating to issues of human survival from health-related issues
- Walter Ritz : (22 February 1878 - 7 July 1909) Swiss theoretical physicist who developed the Ritz's combination principle on spectral lines, and furthered theories on radiation, magnetism, and electrodynamics.
- World Health Organization : United Nations' agency for health, focussing on the control and prevention of diseases, and the support for international health programs.