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Synonyms for rhythm

the patterned, recurring alternation of contrasting elements, such as stressed and unstressed notes in music

Synonyms for rhythm

the basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music

recurring at regular intervals

an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs

the arrangement of spoken words alternating stressed and unstressed elements

natural family planning in which ovulation is assumed to occur 14 days before the onset of a period (the fertile period would be assumed to extend from day 10 through day 18 of her cycle)

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Controlled release systems are based on chronopharmacology, which deals with the effects of circadian biological rhythms on drug actions.
We have biological rhythms that maintain our health: ultradian, circadian, diurnal, infradian.
Scientific publications, dedicated to research of biological rhythms with periods close to geophysical ones, present much experimental data pointing at the existence of lunar rhythms in biological processes [2, 3].
Both theses focused on the correlation between light and health--Bae's "Urban Therapy" explored a side effect of the increasing amount of time spent indoors and natural biological rhythms, and Ryan's "The Impact of Weekly Lighting Condition on Performance, Sleepiness, and Mood" focused on the biological clock over the course of a week.
Powered by molecular tools, circadian research rapidly reveals a key role of biological rhythms in physiology and health, but clock function is poorly understood in its organismic and environmental context.
The sun exerts hegemony over biological rhythms of nearly every organism on Earth.
Scientists say light pollution affects the biological rhythms of both humans and animals and disrupts the migratory patterns of birds.
Chanel's research boffins have discovered that most women's skin has lost the notion of time - biological rhythms that used to be synchronised aren't - because the pace of modern life gives skin no rest.
According to him, our primeval biological rhythms influence our swarm mentality - and determine everything from when we might want a coffee to when we're likely to feel a bit grumpy.
The advent of electrical lighting permitted humans to stray from natural day-night cycles," which could potentially disrupt our biological rhythms, Bedrosian said.
As sleep drops and normal biological rhythms are disrupted, a person's body physically changes in ways that can help set the stage for diabetes, reports neuroscientist Orfeu Buxton of Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital.
Study leader Prof Tami Martino, from the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, said: "Heart drugs are often given to patients in the morning for convenience without considering biological rhythms or time-related risks of adverse effects.
When chemotherapy is required, doctors at the Block Center use a unique method of drug delivery called chronomodulated chemotherapy, also known as chronotherapy, which seeks to coordinate the body's biological rhythms with the application of chemotherapy.
The broad range of biological rhythms includes those with periods less than a second, such as brain waves, to those of many years in length, such as the flowering of various plants, e.
Science has long attempted to overcome the need for regular sleep but has largely been unsuccessful, the combination of pharmaceutical uppers and downers proving largely useless--if not hazardous--in their attempt to supplant our biological rhythms.
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