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  • k   noun street names for ketamine;  the 11th letter of the Roman alphabet;  a unit of information equal to one thousand (1024) bytes; the basic unit of thermodynamic temperature adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites;  a light soft silver white metallic element of the alkali metal group; oxidizes rapidly in air and reacts violently with water; is abundant in nature in combined forms occurring in sea water and in carnallite and kainite and sylvite
  • ka   noun unknown god; an epithet of Prajapati and Brahma
  • kala.
  • kallmann.
  • kansasii.
  • kaplan.
  • kaposi.
  • kaposi sarcoma thallium and gallium scanning.
  • kaptchuk.
  • karnofsky.
  • karyorrhexis.
  • kava   noun an alcoholic drink made from the aromatic roots of the kava shrub
  • kawasaki.
  • kazano.
  • kb   noun a unit of information equal to one thousand (1024) bytes
  • kbg.
  • kbg keishi bukuryo gan.
  • keeping   noun conformity or harmony;  the act of retaining something;  the responsibility of a guardian or keeper
  • kegel.
  • keishi bukuryo gan.
  • keloid   noun raised pinkish scar tissue at the site of an injury; results from excessive tissue repair
  • keloids.
  • kennedy   noun a large airport on Long Island east of New York City;  35th President of the United States; established the Peace Corps; assassinated in Dallas (1917 1963)
  • kennell.
  • ker.
  • keratectomy.
  • keratitis   noun inflammation of the cornea causing watery painful eyes and blurred vision
  • keratitis sicca.
  • keratoconjunctivitis   noun inflammation of the cornea and conjunctiva
  • keratoconus   noun abnormal cone shaped protrusion of the cornea of the eye; can be treated by epikeratophakia
  • keratomileusis.
  • keratosis   noun a skin condition marked by an overgrowth of layers of horny skin
  • kernig.
  • kerry.
  • kessel.
  • ketamine   noun a general anesthetic and tranquilizer (not a barbiturate) that is administered intravenously or intramuscularly; used mainly by veterinarians or for minor surgery with geriatric or pediatric patients; taken in large doses it causes hallucinations similar to those associated with the use of PCP
  • ketoacidosis   noun acidosis with an accumulation of ketone bodies; occurs primarily in diabetes mellitus
  • ketoacids.
  • ketones.
  • ketoprofen   noun nonsteroidal anti inflammatory drug (trade names Orudis or Orudis KT or Oruvail)
  • ketosis   noun an abnormal increase of ketone bodies in the blood as in diabetes mellitus
  • key   adj. serving as an essential component;  effective; producing a desired effect;  noun metal device shaped in such a way that when it is inserted into the appropriate lock the lock's mechanism can be rotated;  a lever that actuates a mechanism when depressed;  pitch of the voice;  something crucial for explaining;  a generic term for any device whose possession entitles the holder to a means of access;  a list of words or phrases that explain symbols or abbreviations;  a list of answers to a test;  any of 24 major or minor diatonic scales that provide the tonal framework for a piece of music;  (basketball) a space (including the foul line) in front of the basket at each end of a basketball court; usually painted a different color from the rest of the court;  a coral reef off the southern coast of Florida;  United States lawyer and poet who wrote a poem after witnessing the British attack on Baltimore during the War of 1812; the poem was later set to music and entitled `The Star Spangled Banner' (1779 1843);  a kilogram of a narcotic drug;  the central building block at the top of an arch or vault;  mechanical device used to wind another device that is driven by a spring (as a clock);  a winged often one seed indehiscent fruit as of the ash or elm or maple;  verb harmonize with or adjust to; regulate the musical pitch of;  vandalize a car by scratching the sides with a key;  provide with a key;  identify as in botany or biology, for example
  • keys.
  • kidney   noun either of two bean shaped excretory organs that filter wastes (especially urea) from the blood and excrete them and water in urine
  • kidney disease   noun a disease affecting the kidneys
  • kidneys.
  • kiecolt glaser.
  • kiesselbach.
  • kimmelstiel wilson.
  • kinase   noun an enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of a proenzyme to an active enzyme
  • kindling   noun material for starting a fire;  the act of setting something on fire
  • kinesics.
  • kinetic   adj. characterized by motion;  relating to the motion of material bodies and the forces associated therewith;  supplying motive force
  • king   noun (chess) the weakest but the most important piece;  one of the four playing cards in a deck bearing the picture of a king;  a checker that has been moved to the opponent's first row where it is promoted to a piece that is free to move either forward or backward; a male sovereign; ruler of a kingdom;  a competitor who holds a preeminent position;  United States charismatic civil rights leader and Baptist minister who campaigned against the segregation of Blacks (1929 1968);  United States guitar player and singer of the blues (born in 1925);  United States woman tennis player (born in 1943); preeminence in a particular category or group or field;  a very wealthy or powerful businessman
  • kingdom   noun a basic group of natural objects;  the highest taxonomic group into which organisms are grouped; one of five biological categories: Monera or Protoctista or Plantae or Fungi or Animalia;  a monarchy with a king or queen as head of state;  the domain ruled by a king or queen;  a country with a king as head of state;  a domain in which something is dominant
  • kinmonth.
  • kis.
  • kisspeptin.
  • kit   noun young of any of various fur bearing animals;  gear consisting of a set of articles or tools for a specified purpose;  a case for containing a set of articles;  verb supply with a set of articles or tools
  • klaus.
  • klebsiella   noun a genus of nonmotile rod shaped Gram negative enterobacteria; some cause respiratory and other infections
  • kleinman.
  • klinefelter   noun United States physician who first described the XXY syndrome (born in 1912)
  • knee   noun the part of a trouser leg that provides the cloth covering for the knee;  hinge joint in the human leg connecting the tibia and fibula with the femur and protected in front by the patella;  joint between the femur and tibia in a quadruped; corresponds to the human knee
  • knees.
  • knock   noun the act of hitting vigorously;  negative criticism;  a bad experience;  the sound of knocking (as on a door or in an engine or bearing);  a vigorous blow;  verb find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws;  deliver a sharp blow or push :"He knocked the glass clear across the room";  rap with the knuckles; knock against with force or violence;  sound like a car engine that is firing too early;  make light, repeated taps on a surface
  • knowledge   noun the psychological result of perception and learning and reasoning
  • knox   noun Scottish theologian who founded Presbyterianism in Scotland and wrote a history of the Reformation in Scotland (1514 1572)
  • koestler   noun British writer (born in Hungary) who wrote a novel exposing the Stalinist purges during the 1930s (1905 1983)
  • kohler.
  • koilonychia.
  • kombiglyze.
  • konrad.
  • koos.
  • korsakoff.
  • korzybski   noun United States semanticist (born in Poland) (1879 1950)
  • kr   noun a communist organization formed in Cambodia in 1970; became a terrorist organization in 1975 when it captured Phnom Penh and created a government that killed an estimated three million people; was defeated by Vietnamese troops but remained active until 1999;  a colorless element that is one of the six inert gasses; occurs in trace amounts in air
  • kraus.
  • krusei.
  • kubler ross.
  • kuhn   noun Austrian chemist who did research on carotenoids and vitamins (1900 1967)
  • kussmaul.
  • kw   noun a unit of power equal to 1000 watts
  • kyphoscoliosis.
  • kyphosis   noun an abnormal backward curve to the vertebral column

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