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Bacteria

unicellular microorganisms; may be pathogenic or may be harmless


Bacteriology

the study of bacteria


Barrier nursing

nursing in a way that is designed to prevent the spread of disease between animals


Bile

liquid made in the liver and stored in the gall bladder which neutralises stomach acid and helps emulsify fats 


Binomial

two part name


Bladder

organ of the excretory system that collects and stores urine


Blastocyst

stage of development after the zygote continues to divide and will develop into an embryo


Bowman's capsule

another name for the glomerular capsule of the nephron; a funnel-like structure that surrounds the glomerulus


Brady-

a prefix meaning slow


Bradycardia

a slow heart rate 



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