Mutation

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MUTATION, French law. This term is synonymous with change, and is particularly applied to designate the change which takes place in the property of a thing in its transmission from one person to another; permutation therefore happens when, the owner of the thing sells, exchanges or gives it. It is nearly synonymous with transfer. (q.v.) Merl. Repert. h.t.

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(7-9) Our study results show the severity of loss of function before surgey is a reliable factor to find patients at high risk for postoperative NE and HAC (Table 4).
The results showed both chemicals targeted this region of the bee brain, causing a loss of function.
Results showed that both chemicals targeted the learning region of the bee brain, causing a loss of function.
"Different types of infection, and the physiological changes of aging, combined with changes and vulnerabilities imposed by age-associated diseases and loss of function, make an older adult more susceptible," Dr.
The symptoms you describe here are consistent with those of Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), which occurs when the small central portion of the retina, the macula, undergoes a loss of function.
* Cirrhosis Prolonged inflammation of the liver can cause scarring and loss of function. Ultimately cirrhosis can kill if the liver stops working to such an extent that it cannot purify the blood.
Over time, mitochondria begin to experience loss of function, and cellular decline and aging of the cell begin.
Patients diagnosed with arthritic diseases usually face gradual loss of function in limbs and joints, and this makes even day-to-day activities like walking or combing hair difficult.
The review identified a number of common themes: prevention/delay of loss of function is vital; more community-based responses to acute need; active and rapid rehabilitation for those with significant potential for restoration of function; and support for people in their homes where possible.
Now, a group of French scientists has discovered that dietary deficiency of omega-3 fats in animals causes a loss of function in certain central nervous system receptors that are crucial for neurotransmission and a healthy mood.
* More severely ill--about 10 times more likely to experience extreme loss of function (39 percent vs.