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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

Atomic line filter

Atomic line filter Faraday filter designed, built and photographed by Jonas Hedin for making daytime LIDAR measurements at Arecibo Observatory. An atomic line filter (ALF) is an advanced optical band-pass filter used in the physical science s for filtering electromagnetic radiation with precisi more

Aldol reaction

Aldol reaction The aldol reaction is an important carbon-carbon bond formation reaction in organic chemistry . In its usual form, it involves the nucleophilic addition of a ketone enolate to an aldehyde to form a β-hydroxy ketone, or "aldol" (aldehyde + alcohol), a structural unit foun more

Durian

Durian The durian () is the fruit of trees of the genus Durio belonging to the Malvaceae , a large family which includes hibiscus , okra , cotton , mallows and linden trees. Widely known and revered in Southeast Asia as the "King of Fruits," the fruit is distinctive for its large size, uniqu more

Action potential

Action potential . B. Actual recordings of action potentials are often distorted compared to the schematic view because of variations in electrophysiological techniques used to make the recording An action potential is a "spike" of positive and negative ionic discharge that travels along the membr more

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