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Synonyms for function





Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

Synonyms for function

the proper activity of a person or thing

a large or important social gathering

to react in a specified way

to perform a function effectively

to perform the duties of another

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Synonyms for function

(mathematics) a mathematical relation such that each element of a given set (the domain of the function) is associated with an element of another set (the range of the function)

what something is used for

the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group

a relation such that one thing is dependent on another

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a formal or official social gathering or ceremony

perform as expected when applied

serve a purpose, role, or function

perform duties attached to a particular office or place or function


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Section was significantly shorter compared to the control group (p=0.016).13 This study aim was to determine the effect of sugar-free gum chewing on bowel function postoperatively in women following cesarean delivery under spinal anesthesia.
The most important reason for the observed differences through the various studies may be using the different fecal continence scoring systems which assess the bowel function of the patients through different aspects providing different answering options.
Often, men with constipation do not have a slow colon to blame, but rather a lifestyle problem or a secondary cause that prevents regular bowel function, Dr.
Some studies showed that Lap-APR had better immediate outcomes in terms of fast return of bowel function, early mobilisation and less analgesic requirement, when compared with open surgery for rectal cancer.8 This study also shows better results of Lap-APR in terms of faster return of bowel function and shorter postoperative hospital stay duration, when compared to Open-APR.
Gum chewing postoperatively has been suggested to decrease time to return of bowel function by stimulating the cephalic vagal nervous system and thus increasing bowel motility (Lim et al., 2013; Su'a, & Hill, 2015; Zaghiyan et al., 2013).
In a trial to investigate recovery of bowel function after surgery, 58 women consumed coffee and 56 did not consume coffee following laparotomy with hysterectomy and staging for gynecologic malignancies.
Bladder and bowel function (BBD) are possibly the first events in a child's life that they become personally responsible for and that provide them with new found social independence.
The study was retrospective regarding preoperative information and short-term complications, and cross-sectional regarding bowel function as a long-term outcome.
There are no reports of whether CHD affects the medical care or surgical course in children with HD or if the outcome, with regard to bowel function, differs between patients with HD with and without CHD.
Classification of half of the participants changed from paraplegic to partial paraplegic, and many regained some level of bladder control and bowel function, according to the study, which was published Aug.
Radiotherapy plus neoadjuvant androgen-deprivation therapy had more of a negative effect on bowel function, urinary voiding, and nocturia than did the other two treatment approaches.
MegaFlora for Over 50 contains a broad spectrum of probiotics designed to encourage regularity, healthy bowel function and proper digestion for reduced gas and bloating.
Dietary fibre from fruits enhances bowel function besides reducing blood cholesterol levels.
Among the opioids, transdermal fentanyl and tapentadol, a dual p-opioid receptor agonist and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor approved for acute pain, have been shown to cause less impairment of bowel function. If the patient experiences constipation with one opioid, switching to another opioid may result in less severe constipation.