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- 2009 H1N1 influenza virus : A contagious influenza A virus discovered in April 2009, commonly known as swine flu.
- Amanita phalloides : The poisonous Death Cap mushroom, renowned as one of the most toxic of all fungi.
- British and American English : A comparison between these two language variants in terms of vocabulary, spelling and pronunciation.
- Cholera : A life-threatening gastrointestinal infections disease caused by Vibrio cholerae, with a high mortality rate from dehydration unless treated, usually with oral rehydration therapy
- Diabetic neuropathy : Negative effects on the nervous system that can be caused by diabetes mellitus, some of which may necessitate amputation.
- Didanosine : Potent HIV-1 reverse transcriptase inhibitor that also acts as a viral DNA chain terminator.
- Digital object identifier : Unique label for a computer readable object that can be found on the internet, usually used in academic journals.
- Graft versus host disease : The clinical entity characterized by anorexia, diarrhea, loss of hair, leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, growth retardation, and eventual death brought about by the graft versus host reaction
- Insect : One of numerous small arthropod animals with six legs, an exoskeleton that grows by molting, and oftentimes wings.
- Irritable bowel syndrome : A disorder with chronic or recurrent colonic symptoms without a clearcut etiology.
- Lactose : Slightly sweet disaccharide composed of two monosaccharides, glucose and galactose linked together, and found in milk.
- Measles : Highly contagious infection of the respiratory system, and maculopapular skin rash, caused by a paramyxovirus of the genus Morbillivirus.
- Plasmodium falciparum : Protozoan parasite, one of the species of Plasmodium that cause falciparum malaria in humans, transmitted by the female Anopheles mosquito.
- Probiotics : Live microbial dietary supplements which beneficially affect the host animal's intestinal microbial balance.
- Somatostatin : Neuropeptide whose best known function is as a hypothalamic factor that inhibits the secretion of growth hormone.
- Thrombocytopenia : Abnormal decrease in the number of platelets in circulatory blood.
- Vibrio parahaemolyticus : Curved, rod-shaped, Gram-negative bacterium found in brackish saltwater, which, when ingested, causes gastrointestinal illness in humans.
- Virology : The study of viruses, sometimes included in the field of microbiology.
- Vitamin C : Required by a few mammalian species, including humans and higher primates. It is water-soluble and is usually obtained by eating fruits and vegetables; associated with scurvy (hence its chemical name, ascorbic acid).
- Water : A chemical compound with one oxygen and two hydrogen atoms (H20). It is often in a liquid form and makes up the bulk of the oceans, lakes, rivers and living organisms.