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Metabolism adenosine triphosphate , a central intermediate in energy metabolism. Metabolism is the set of chemical reaction s that occur in living organism s in order to maintain life . These processes allow organisms to grow and reproduce, maintain their structures, and respond to their environme more


Pneumonia Pneumonia is an inflammatory illness of the lung . Frequently, it is described as lung parenchyma /alveolar (microscopic air-filled sacs of the lung responsible for absorbing oxygen from the atmosphere ) inflammation and (abnormal) alveolar filling. Pneumonia can result from a vari more

Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide

Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, abbreviated NAD+, is a coenzyme found in all living cell s. The compound is a dinucleotide, since it consists of two nucleotide s joined through their phosphate groups: with one nucleotide containing an adenosine ring, and the more

Frank Macfarlane Burnet

Frank Macfarlane Burnet Sir Frank Macfarlane Burnet OM , AK , KBE (3 September 1899 – 31 August 1985 ), usually known as Macfarlane or Mac Burnet, was an Australian virologist best known for his contributions to immunology . Burnet received his M.D. from the University of Melbourne in 1924 more

Chagas disease

Chagas disease Chagas' disease (also called American trypanosomiasis) is a human tropical parasitic disease which occurs in the Americas , particularly in South America . Its pathogen ic agent is a flagellate protozoa n named Trypanosoma cruzi , which is transmitted to humans and other mammal more

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