In other cases, physiologic function
is augmented during sleep vs.
In the oropharynx, normal physiologic function
of the salivary glands involves: (1) lubrication, (2) enhancement of digestion through enzymatic and mechanical manipulation, (3) production of hormones and other metabolically active compounds, (4) immunologic defense, and (5) mediation of taste.
Nevertheless, there can be no debate that proteomics is poised to deliver vast amounts of useful information about physiologic function
at the subcellular, cellular, organic, and systemic levels, yielding profound new insights into disease and drug mechanisms, the effects of environmental exposures, and much more.
These data suggest that AhR-regulated GFP expression accurately predicts sites of TCDD-induced toxicity and may provide a novel method for examining the physiologic function
Pumpkin is an excellent source of potassium--a mineral that is important for a variety of physiologic functions
. It also contains calcium, iron, and vitamins A, C, and E.
The normal physiologic functions
continue especially production of digestive secretions at reduced rates.
In this volume based on the two-volume text Endocrinology: Adult and Pediatric, endocrinologists, neurosurgeons, and other clinicians from the US, Europe, Brazil, and Australia describe neuroendocrinology and the pituitary gland, covering the cellular and physiologic functions
of the neuroendocrine system, the mechanisms underlying clinical disorders, and approaches to managing disorders of the hypothalamus and pituitary gland.
Glutathione, a naturally occurring antioxidant with many physiologic functions
, can quickly resolve vocal cord polyps and may have a role in the management of other respiratory tract disorders, according to Benjamin Asher, MD, a New York City--based ear, nose, and throat specialist.
The most recent research has revealed the wide range of physiologic functions
of the stratum corneum beyond TEWL, and the term "stratum corneum barrier" is becoming increasingly familiar to clinicians outside of the specialty of dermatology.
The tissue has a dynamic role in maintaining normal carbohydrate and lipid levels as well as in regulating metabolic and other physiologic functions
. Persistent organic pollutants (POPs), including certain organochlorine pesticides and numerous industrial chemicals, are highly attracted to lipids and accumulate in adipose tissue.
While it is generally agreed that sleep processes influence a wide variety of waking functions in the child and in the adult, it is less widely known that they also influence physiologic functions
during fetal life.