a field of study concerned with the ethics and philosophical implications of certain biological and medical procedures, technologies, and treatments, as organ transplants, genetic engineering, and care of the terminally ill.
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(functioning as sing) the study of ethical problems arising from biological research and its applications in such fields as organ transplantation, genetic engineering, or artificial insemination
The study of the ethical and moral implications of medical research and practice.
Note: With the advent of cloning and research on embryonic stem cells, bioethics has become an important branch of scientific inquiry.
a method of learning to control one’s bodily functions by monitoring one’s own brain waves, blood pressure, degree of muscle tension, etc. the feedback thus obtained. Historical Examples When You Don’t Know Where to Turn Steven J. Bartlett When You Don’t Know Where to Turn Steven J. Bartlett When You Don’t Know Where to Turn […]
any of a group of water-soluble yellow compounds, present in citrus fruits, rose hips, and other plants, that in mammals maintain the resistance of capillary walls to permeation and change of pressure. noun another name for vitamin P bioflavonoid (bī’ō-flā’və-noid’) See flavonoid.
free or almost free from harmful microorganisms.
an experimental integrated circuit composed of biochemical substances or organic molecules. noun a small glass or silicon plate containing an array of biochemical molecules or structures, used as a biosensor or in gene sequencing Also called microarray