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CYTOCHROME P450 (CYP)

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a set of proteins found in the smooth endoplasmic reticulum or the liver and various other cells which, when blended with other oxidative enzymes, is accountable for the metabolism of many chemicals.

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CYTOGENETIC MAP

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a kind of chromosome map that displays and counts the trend of uniquely staining bands generated whenever the chromosomes are remedied with specific cytological stains. They are related to the physical locale of certain genes.

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CYTOKINE

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any of various minute peptides or proteins which are dispersed by cells as alerts to those or other cells. Each kind arouses an objective cell which has a certain receptor for that cytokine.

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CYTOLOGIST

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noun. A professional who studies cells.

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CYTOLOGY

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the department of biology which comprises the growth structure and operation of cells.

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CYTOMEL

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a brand name for liothyronine.

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CYTOPLASM

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all the parts of a cell except for the nucleus.

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