Analgesic drug: A drug designed to control pain. Analgesic comes from the Greek an-, without + algesis, sense of pain = without a sense of pain.
Analog: In biochemistry, a substance that is similar, but not identical, to another.
Analogous: In anatomy, similar in appearance or function but otherwise different. Two structures may be analogous if they serve the same purpose but differ evolutionary in origin as, for example, human and insect legs. As compared to homologous.
Analysis: In psychology, a term for conversation-based therapeutic processes used to gain understanding of complex emotional or behavioral issues.
- Analysis, linkage
Analysis, linkage: Study aimed at establishing linkage between genes. Today linkage analysis serves as a way of gene-hunting and genetic testing. Linkage is the tendency for genes and other genetic markers to be inherited together because of their location near one another on the same chromosome. A gene is a functional physical unit of heredity […]
- Analytic sensitivity
Analytic sensitivity: The lowest level of a substance that can be detected by an analytic method.