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Symbol for the dissociation constant of an inhibitor; in enzyme kinetics, Kii reflects the values of Ki that affect the intercept of a double-reciprocal plot, whereas Kis reflects the values of Ki that affect the slope of the same plot.
ki(ke) [Japanese] qi.
chiTraditional Chinese medicine
The vital force which is believed to flow through the body along routes known as meridians; illness is attributed to changes in the flow of chi which, according to the construct of Chinese medicine, can be treated by placing needles (acupuncture) or pressure (acupressure) at specific points on the meridians.
catastrophic health insurance
caudate head index
Centre for Health Informatics (Medspeak-UK)
clinical health informatics
Commission for Health Improvement, see there (Medspeak-UK)
Community Health Index (Medspeak-UK)
consumer health informatics
Abbreviation for closed head injury.
1. The 22nd letter of the Greek alphabet, χ.
2. In chemistry, denotes the 22nd in a series.
3. Symbol for the dihedral angle between the α-carbon and the side-chains of amino acids in peptides and proteins.
n an acupuncture channel runn-ing from the feet to the chest, named after the kidney, and associated with the bladder (BL) channel. See also BL.