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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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The circadian regulation of cortisol is necessary for the human body to be prepared for a wide range of daily activities and physiologic functions, including blood pressure variation, utilization of fatty acids, circulating lymphocytes and immunity.
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The most common operation for GERD involves wrapping part of the stomach around the lower esophagus to strengthen the reflux barrier and, while this is effective, it can also interfere with normal physiologic functions like belching, and vomiting, and may lead to the gas bloat syndrome," explained Soper.
In both developing and mature organisms, numerous physiologic functions are regulated by [T.
It is considered a limiting factor involved in estrogen synthesis and thus in physiologic functions, including female and male gametogenesis (Carreau 2001), reproduction, sex differentiation, and even bone growth.
Endocrine systems evolved to yield exquisite sensitivity to hormones that normally prompt critical developmental processes and physiologic functions, including sexual behavior and reproduction.
These hormones and neurotransmitters regulate diverse physiologic functions such as stress, pain, sleep and blood pressure.
Clonicel is the company's lead compound in a pipeline of products that have shown clinical success in alleviating conditions arising from an overactive adrenergic system, the body's control center for regulating stress and a host of other physiologic functions.
By monitoring vital physiologic functions on top of standard clinical practice, OptiVol provides clinicians with an additional source of information and important new insights into patient management.
These activated STATs enter the cell nucleus and bind to specific target genes, thereby altering gene expression and affecting physiologic functions such as hematopoiesis (the formation of blood cells) and immune response.
The melanocortin system is involved in a large and diverse number of physiologic functions, and therapeutic agents modulating this system may have the potential to treat a variety of conditions and diseases, including sexual dysfunction, obesity and related disorders, ischemia-reperfusion injury, hemorrhagic shock and inflammation-related diseases.