a short wide knife with a double-edged blade commonly used to make punctures and small incisions.
- The South Beach Diet
The Delicious, Doctor-Designed, Foolproof Plan for Fast and Healthy Weight Loss. The South Beach Diet is based upon the restriction of carbohydrates (“carbs”) in the diet and forbids consumption of potatoes, fruit, bread, cereal, rice, pasta, beets, carrots, and corn for the first two weeks (the induction phase). After that, most of these foods remain […]
The time that breast development starts in girls.
Relating to therapeutics, the branch of medicine that is concerned specifically with the treatment of disease. The therapeutic dose of a drug is the amount needed to treat a disease.
- Therapeutic abortion
An abortion that is brought about intentionally. Also known as induced abortion.
- Therapeutic cloning
Cloning designed as therapy for a disease. In therapeutic cloning, the nucleus of a cell, typically a skin cell, is inserted into a fertilized egg whose nucleus has been removed. The nucleated egg begins to divide repeatedly to form a blastocyst. Scientists then extract stem cells from the blastocyst and use them to grow cells […]