Life Sciences of the Twelve Colonies (TOS)

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This article is a listing of Life Sciences of the Twelve Colonies. "Life Sciences" is a term used to described medical practices of the Colonies, including biological and psychological science.

Biological

  • balcon infusion
A treatment applied to Starbuck by the Beings of Light upon transport to their dimension. He responds well to the treatment (War of the Gods, Part II).
  • bio-pulse line
Starbuck: "Well, it's my bio-pulse line, sir. You see, it's a bad time for me to be cooped up in a cockpit." (Saga of a Star World).
"Bio-pulse" is a likely reference to a 1970's Scientology fad that attempts to track behaviors and motivations based on pseudo-biological cycles known as biorhythms.
Some sort of head or brain scan (War of the Gods, Part I).
A device capable using cryogenic suspension to preserve or prolong a patient's life, until effective treatment can be applied (Lost Planet of the Gods, Part I).
A device used by advance scouts after returning from a recon mission to detect and remove contaminants, presumably removing viruses and bacteria to which Colonials have no natural immunity (Lost Planet of the Gods, Part I).
Some sort of rejuvenating treatment, available in the life science station (War of the Gods, Part I).
The technical name given a laser scalpel, used in Adama's surgery (Fire in Space).
  • hypernutrients
A treatment available in the life science station, offered to Iblis (and refused) to help speed his recuperation (War of the Gods, Part I).
Doctor Salik: "increase [the critical patient's] Islodin intravenous feed six units per centon." (Lost Planet of the Gods, Part I).
A type of medicine.
  • laser scalpel
Doctor Salik: "I don't think you want me poking around your father's heart with a laser scalpel at a time like that." (Fire in Space).
See finite microlaser.
  • life pod
Doctor Salik: "If we just let him lie in that life pod he doesn't have a chance in a centura." (Fire in Space)
The life science center is the medical care facility on board a Colonial battlestar (Saga of a Star World).
  • respiratory probe
Some sort of lung or lung function probe. Apollo admonishes Dr. Salik to get a portable respiratory probe to be used on Iblis (War of the Gods, Part I).
  • restons
A measure of well-being used by the Beings of Light. Starbuck's restons respond well to the balcon infusion, allowing him to stand and move about (War of the Gods, Part II).
  • ultrasonic scrub
The colonial method of "scrubbing in" prior to surgery (Fire in Space).

Psychological

  • Catharsis treatment
Adama: "If anyone amongst us can say that he's all right, after what has happened, I recommend them for catharsis treatment." (Saga of a Star World)
Adama is likely referring to some sort of psychotherapy, a process where the subject is allowed to express deep emotions regarding an event in his or her life that had not been able to be properly expressed.
Catharsis is a Greek term meaning "purging" or "cleansing".
A special scan to aid a human in recalling lost or repressed memories (War of the Gods, Part I).

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