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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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First flatus and first bowel passed appears significantly earlier than pathological surgeries owing to effect of underlying pathology over bowel function and patient condition and immunological status of patients.
The aims of the study were to use anorectal manometry to compare bowel function outcome in POP patients who underwent prolapse repair with or without trans-vaginal synthetic mesh in the posterior vaginal compartment and specifically to determine whether the use of mesh was better for retention and improvement of anorectal function.
doesn't appear to affect the return of bowel function and other bowel symptoms postoperatively," Dr.
Technical Report: Response to Comments on the Scientific Opinion on the Scientific Substantiation of Health Claims related to Hydroxyanthracene Derivatives and Bowel Function.
No patients had electrolytic abnormalities which could affect bowel function.
As well as its positive effects on cholesterol, OatWell helps manage blood sugar levels by reducing glycemic response and promotes digestive health by improving bowel function.
According to Jeanette, the dietary fibre in mushrooms helps promote good bowel function leaving you feeling satisfied for longer, which stops you reaching for the biscuit barrel.
Paralysis at any level almost always affects bladder and bowel function.
The enhanced recovery model encourages patients to eat and drink up to a few hours before surgery and immediately afterward which helps bowel function return much earlier.
In some studies, beneficial effect of chewing gum has been approved in the resumption of bowel function (13-15), but in some others such as Quah et al.
Tom has now had stoma bag reversal surgery and while he will not completely recover his 'normal' bowel function, he is slowly but surely getting better.
On POD 1 bowel function returned and she was started on a clear liquid diet.