Brand name for zolmitriptan, a triptan drug for the treatment of migraine.
1. A synonym for shingles. 2. Any zone or encircling area. 3. Any area with a specific boundary. Zona, Latin for a girdle, is a synonym for shingles because it can appear to girdle part of the body.
- Zona pellucida
The strong membrane that forms around an ovum as it develops in the ovary. The membrane remains in place during the egg’s travel through the fallopian tube. To fertilize the egg, a sperm must penetrate the thinning zona pellucida. If fertilization takes place, the zona pellucida disappears, to permit implantation in the uterus.
- Zone Diet
The Zone diet is a weight loss plan based upon the idea that the right ratio of carbohydrates to proteins and fats can control levels of insulin in the bloodstream. Too much of the hormone, according to the diet’s developer Barry Sears, PhD, can increase fat storage and inflammation in the body. In his book […]
An infection that is known in nature to infect both humans and lower vertebrate animals.
anthrax ascariasis brucellosis plague echinococcosis Lassa fever listeriosis Lyme disease monkeypox psittacosis rabies salmonellosis trichinosis toxoplasmosis typhus and West Nile fever Zoonoses may appear suddenly and be relatively virulent, as illustrated by HIV which ignited the AIDS epidemic and the coronavirus responsible for the outbreak of SARS.