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work

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act

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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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(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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The neurons of the autonomic system innervate gland cells, cardiac muscle, and smooth muscle to regulate physiologic functions such as sweating, blood pressure, and heart rate.
Researchers are examining these foods, isolating and characterizing chemical components, structures and physiologic function.
However, in order to overcome the first of two major setbacks of any organ transplantation -- immunologic rejection and long-term physiologic function of the transplanted organ -- pigs would have to be genetically altered by incorporating human genetic material directly in their genome.
In a new study, xenoestrogenic alkylphenols and bisphenol A (BPA) interfered with normal estrogenic signaling in vitro, which suggests they could disrupt normal physiologic function at critical life stages [EHP 119(1):104-112; Jeng and Watson].
Wingate points out that one study found inactivity caused a one percent decrease in physiologic function per day.
Although the specific function(s) of sleep are still controversial, NREM sleep is thought to be related to homeostatic processes, replenishing some physiologic function.
PET/CT improved evaluation of normal physiologic function in the neck and improved localization and differentiation of postoperative changes versus tumor recurrence.
Currently, none of the FDA-approved, IOP-lowering medications directly target this tissue, so INS117548 may provide a novel approach for lowering IOP by directly enhancing the physiologic function of the trabecular meshwork.
In the oropharynx, normal physiologic function of the salivary glands involves: (1) lubrication, (2) enhancement of digestion through enzymatic and mechanical manipulation, (3) production of hormones and other metabolically active compounds, (4) immunologic defense, and (5) mediation of taste.
Scientists have long known that lack of sleep disrupts every physiologic function in the body.
The study showed that while a Paclitaxel-eluting stent is very effective at its intended role in reduced tissue overgrowth inside the stented segments, there are profound adverse effects to the normal physiologic function of coronary arteries in the circulatory distribution of the implanted devices.
Nevertheless, there can be no debate that proteomics is poised to deliver vast amounts of useful information about physiologic function at the subcellular, cellular, organic, and systemic levels, yielding profound new insights into disease and drug mechanisms, the effects of environmental exposures, and much more.
These data suggest that AhR-regulated GFP expression accurately predicts sites of TCDD-induced toxicity and may provide a novel method for examining the physiologic function of AhR.
They cannot picture the spine performing its primary PHYSIOLOGIC FUNCTION of supporting the weight of the human body in its entirety while it occupies the multiplicity of different positions the human body occupies as it carries out, fully erect, its numerous functions.