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Anabolic steroid

Anabolic steroid , transporting 5α-dihydrotestosterone . Anabolic steroids, also known as anabolic-androgenic steroids or AAS, are a class of steroid hormone s related to the hormone testosterone . They increase protein synthesis within cells, which results in the buildup of cellular tissue (an more

Bacteria

Bacteria A bacterium (plural: bacteria) is a unicellular microorganism . Typically a few micrometre s in length, individual bacteria have a wide-range of shapes, ranging from sphere s to rods to spirals. Bacteria are ubiquitous in every habitat on Earth , growing in soil, acidic hot springs , more

Jersey Shore shark attacks of 1916

Jersey Shore shark attacks of 1916 reported the capture of a "man-eating" shark off the Jersey Shore after the attacks. The Jersey Shore shark attacks of 1916 were a series of shark attack s along the coast of New Jersey between July 1 and July 12 1916 , in which four people were killed and on more

AIDS

AIDS Acquired immune deficiency syndrome or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS or Aids) is a collection of symptoms and infections resulting from the specific damage to the immune system caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in humans, and similar viruses in other species ( more

Enzyme

Enzyme of the enzyme TIM , surrounded by the space-filling model of the protein. TIM is an extremely efficient enzyme involved in the process that converts sugar s to energy in the body. Enzymes are protein s that catalyze (i.e. accelerate ) chemical reaction s. In enzymatic reactions, the molec more

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