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function

noun appropriate activity, assignment, business, chore, design, duty, employment, exploitation, mission, munus, occupation, office, officium, purpose, pursuit, responsibility, role, task, usage, use, utility, work
Associated concepts: discretionary function, executive funccion, government function, judicial function, legislative function, political function, quasi-judicial function

function

verb achieve, act, act effectively, answer a purpose, avail, be effective, be in operation, be useful, carry on, carry out, effectuate, execute, have effect, operate, perform, render a service, run, serve, work
See also: activity, agency, appointment, assignment, business, calling, capacity, charge, demean, duty, employment, execute, job, obligation, occupation, operate, operation, part, perform, position, post, province, purpose, pursuit, responsibility, role, specialty, sphere, task, trade, use, utility, work
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Additional data over 24 months (2) presented at DDW shows that RESOLOR has a favourable safety profile and is well tolerated, and that patients' satisfaction with bowel function was maintained during this long treatment period (2).
Additionally, Prucalopride significantly improved the secondary efficacy endpoints, including satisfaction with bowel function and treatment, abdominal and stool symptoms, perception of constipation severity, and disease-related quality of life.
Probiotic supplements with bowel-friendly bacteria help to maintain optimum bowel function, while Aloe vera juice and colloidal silicol gel have a useful cleansing and soothing action on the intestines.
The results indicated that although opioid use prolonged recovery slightly, it did not impact the ability of TZP-101 to accelerate recovery of bowel function, consistent with its opioid-independent mechanism of action.
In one study, bowel function returned sooner in patients who chewed gum after laparoscopic colectomy.
Probiotic Lp299v is recommended for people who have a sensitive intestine and may experience frequent intestinal troubles like discomfort, heaviness bloating and irregular bowel function.
The drug is believed to stop opioids from slowing the recovery of bowel function after open laparotomy without compromising analgesic effects.
The data show that patients with an average 22-year history of constipation experienced improved symptom relief and normalised bowel function.
LONDON, March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Summary Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder characterized by abdominal discomfort associated with altered bowel function.
Some components of dietary fibre can hold water and thus add bulk to faeces, which then pass through the intestines more easily, aiding normal bowel function.
Second, it's the first definitive proof that these receptors, the adenosine receptors, control bowel function.
Most importantly, rabbits are able to selectively feed, avoiding the high-fibre components they need for proper bowel function.