Selected words and phrases
base – (also called nucleotide) – the building blocks in DNA that form amino acids. There are four bases represented by the letters A (adenine), T (thymine), C (cytosine) and G (guanine). In RNA the T is replaced by U (uricil).
QD (or qd) – a short hand term for medication dosing that means ‘once-daily’.
virology - the study of viruses.
benign – not harmful.
lymph (or lymphatic) system – vessels, nodes, organs and clear fluid, that are part of the immune system.