Medical terms/definitions - B

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Bacteria - microorganisms consisting of once cell, only a few of many different species cause disease

Basal ganglia - paired masses of nerve cell bodies or nuclei that lie deep in the brain and are concerned with control of movement

Benign - usually mild, tending not to spread

Bile - a greenish-brown fluid produced by the live and stored in the gallbladder, helps digestion of fats

Biliary system - network of bile vessels formed by ducts from the liver and gallbladder and the gallbladder itself

Blood clot - meshwork of fibrin, platelets and blood cells that


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