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OVULATORY CYCLE

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the cyclical alterations in the ovary correlated with the growth of a graafian follicle.

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OWN CONTROL

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a repeated measures design wherein many gauges are recorded on the same set of people or person. Such a construct might not need a separate control group because the partakers act as their own control.

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OXAZEPAM

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a short-acting benzodiazepine which is the last active product of diazepam's metabolism. U.S. brand name: Serax.

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OXIDATION

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noun. a chemical response wherein a compound mixes with oxygen or wherein electrons are lost. With regard to drug metabolism, is it a typical mechanism of Phase I metabolism, wherein drugs are made to be more polar by adding an oxygen atom, frequently through the action of cytochrome P450 enzymes.

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OXYCEPHALY

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noun. a high, pointed state of the skull. Commonly referred to as acrocephaly.

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OXYTOCICS

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drugs which are able to arouse or elicit contracting of the uterine muscles and are utilized clinically to elicit labor and voluntary or medically necessary abortion and to manage postpartum bleeding.

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OXYTOCIN

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noun. a hormone generated in the hypothalamus and dispersed by the posterior lobe of the pituitary gland in reaction to direct neural excitement. It arouses smooth muscle, especially within the mammary glands while lactating and in the wall of the uterus while in labor.

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