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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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Post-surgical adhesions are abnormal, fibrous attachments that can form in the body following surgery and cause impaired function, chronic pain and major complications for patients.
In North America and Europe, millions of patients with atherosclerosis (commonly known as "hardening of the arteries"), have impaired function of the endothelium.
These patients have impaired function of the left ventricle, the heart's main pumping chamber.
Patients who were treated did not have overt heart failure, but they had documented damage and impaired function of the left ventricle, the heart's main pumping chamber.
The results for endocardial border delineation improvement (percent of patients with one or more segments improving) in all patients and in the Impaired Function Subgroup are as follows:
Bank of Japan Governor Masaaki Shirakawa said Thursday the central bank aims to help revive the impaired functions of the corporate debt market amid the global financial turmoil through outright purchases of commercial paper.
He also addresses ethical concerns about the line between restoration of impaired functions and enhancement of normal abilities.
NPG Neurology" will cover diseases or impaired functions of the central and peripheral nervous systems, including neuro-developmental, neurodegenerative and neuro-psychiatric disorders.
Infections caused by C neoformans affect mainly patients with impaired functions of T-cells, and in particular individuals with AIDS.
Bank of Japan Governor Masaaki Shirakawa told reporters that the bank aims to help revive the impaired functions of the corporate debt market amid the global financial turmoil.
Because many genetic diseases are the result of improperly functioning proteins, Sachs says knowledge about how proteins are made and why they have impaired functions is critical to understanding almost all diseases.
Participants in these trials have shown improvements in a variety of impaired functions, including, in SCI, reduced spasticity, improved bladder, bowel, or sexual function, and in MS, improved walking speed and leg muscle strength.