Scientific Documentation

In this section, you will find flashcards on some subjects. If you sign up to the protected mySYNLAB, you will be able to access further scientific information and order forms for doctors only.

 

Laboratory investigation is required for the examination of material, eg blood, body fluid, tissue or faeces to aid diagnosis and measure the efficacy of a treatment. 

A tumour marker is first and foremost used to monitor and follow the development of a cancerous disease.

Genetic diseases result in the alteration or mutation of one of several genes, which may lead to serious dysfunctions and can be passed on to children.

Microbiology is a field of applied sciences that studies microorganisms and the activities characterising them.

An autoimmune disease is a disease in which the body’s immune system triggers an inflammatory reaction with immunisation against its own antigens – hence the prefix “auto” of this immune disorder.

Genetics and pollution are the major causes of allergies, but this does not explain the regular increase in the rate of allergies found in western countries.

Toxicology is related to the research of biological markers indicating intoxication or a threat of intoxication.

Hormonology or endocrinology is a branch of clinical biology that studies hormonal abnormalities.

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