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zygote


The fertilized egg or ovum.
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zoledronate


A drug that belongs to the family of drugs called bisphosphonates. It is used to prevent bone fractures and reduce bone pain in people who have cancer that has spread to the bone.
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zollinger-ellison syndrome


A disorder in which tumors of the pancreatic islet cells produce large amounts of gastrin (a hormone), leading to excess acid in the stomach and, possibly, a peptic ulcer (ulcer of the stomach or the [..]
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zidovudine


A drug that inhibits the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that causes AIDS. Also called AZT.
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zinc oxide


A compound that may enhance immune function, especially when administered by inhalation.
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zeitgeber


Specific environmental variables that provide time cues (eg, light, food-availability cycles)
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ziconotide


A drug used in the treatment of chronic pain. Also called SNX 111.
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wolff-parkinson-white syndrome


Condition in which there is an extra electrical pathway between the atria and ventricles; a cause of episodic rapid heartbeat.
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womb


The common term for uterus, a muscular organ inside which the baby grows during pregnancy.
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xanthelasmas


Are small deposits of fatty materials under the surface of the skin. They may indicate increased blood cholesterol levels and increased levels of triglycerides.
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