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Random vocab question

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by Constellation, Aug 12, 2006.

  1. Constellation

    Constellation Junior Member
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    I cannot think of a word so I thought I would bring it to you. The definition is similar to pleiotrpy but in a more general sense. When a molecule has multiple effects on the body and not just the singular function we generally assign. Like insulin, it has many more effects on the body than just regulation of the blood glucose concentration. Estrogen would be another example. It has been linked to effects on longevity as well as auto-immune disease. If anyone thinks they know the term I am trying to think please help me out.
     
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    I hate you now
     
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    Polygenism?
     
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    hormone
     
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    Reading comprehension pwns you. It says "when a molecule" not "what molecule"
     
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    epistasis maybe?
     
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    polymorphic? multiple alleles? these prob aren't it
     

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