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Term Definition
Fibroblasts

A cell that is present in connective tissue and active in making and secreting collagen. Skin cells.

fMRI (Functional magnetic resonance imaging)

A diagnostic imaging technique used in brain mapping to measure the tiny metabolic changes that take place in an active part of healthy, diseased, or injured brains. During an fMRI examination, the patient will perform a particular task during the imaging process, causing increased metabolic activity in the area of the brain responsible for the task which is then recorded on MRI images.

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