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Glossary - Letters I / J / K

Glossary - Letters I / J / K



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Inclusion - Cytological technique whose purpose is to harden the biological material to allow thin cuts (see also Microtome - special apparatus for this type of cut).

Insulin - Pancreatic hormone that lowers blood sugar.

Interdigitations - Membrane specialization that increases the contact surface and adhesion between neighboring cells.

Interferon - Substance of cellular origin capable of inhibiting the multiplication of cancer cells and certain viruses. Used for cancer treatment.

Tenancy - harmonic interspecific association in which individuals of one species lodge in another, obtaining protection and support.

Isogamy - Type of sexual reproduction, in algae and fungi, in which gametes are of similar size.

K - Vitamin K or phylloquinone. Fat-soluble vitamin that fights bleeding. Main sources: leafy vegetables and garlic.

Klinefelter - See Klinefelter's syndrome.

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