Source : http://jasn.asnjournals.org/content/20/2/245.full
What I did : Our Chemistry teacher recently brought up the case of melamine poisoning in China in 2008 and I decided to read up about melamine. I want to learn new words from the article and some knowledge about melamine.
What I have learnt :
Epidemiology - Science of study of the patterns, causes and effects of the health and disease in defined populations.
Postmortem - An examination of a dead body to find out the cause of death.
Ultrasonology - A technique using echoes of ultrasound pulses to delineate objects or areas of different density in the body.
Delineate - Indicate the exact position of a border or boundary.
Carcinogen - Any substance that produces cancer.
Things I learned about melamine :
It is 66% nitrogen by molecular weight and when combined with formaldehyde, it produces melamine resin, which is a very durable thermosetting plastic.