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Sugar alcohol.

Soft skin; medical: Porous partition, separating surface between cells and the surrounding.

Surgery performed utilizing the smallest possible access (keyhole surgery).

The smallest unit of a chemical bond. They consist of atoms of the same or varying sorts.

Weight of a molecule. Indicates the size of the molecule which influences the passage of molecules through membranes.

Abbreviation for methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus. An antibiotic resistant agent that typically does not cause illness in healthy humans, however, it can cause severe infections in an already weakened immune system.