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Antidiuretic hormone (ADH)

hormone produced by the pituitary gland to aid osmoregulation by increasing the amount of water absorbed by the kidney; also called vasopressin


Antifungal

an agent that slows or inhibits the growth of fungi


Antigen

any substance that causes the body to initiate an immune response against it


Antimicrobial

an agent that slows or inhibits the growth of microorganisms


Antioxidant

a substance that inhibits oxidation; can be used to slow down the deterioration of stored food products


Antiviral

an agent that slows or inhibits the reproduction of viruses


Anus

orifice at the end of the digestive tract where faeces are excreted


Aorta

main artery of the body; it leaves the heart and carries oxygenated blood round the body


Appendicular skeleton

the part of the skeleton of vertebrate animals that consists of the bones that support the limbs


Arachnid

an arthropod that has four pairs of legs, and a body divided into a cephalothorax and an abdomen



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