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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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Clinical Applications Because the spinal cord contains neurons that control and coordinate many physiologic functions, an injury to the spinal cord can affect a variety of systems with a range of severity.
In other cases, physiologic function is augmented during sleep vs.
In addition, a host of metabolically active compounds has been implicated in the normal physiologic function of the salivary glands.
AhR-regulated GFP expression, therefore, appears to be an accurate predictor of TCDD-induced toxicity and may provide important information about the normal physiologic function of this receptor.
Pumpkin is an excellent source of potassium--a mineral that is important for a variety of physiologic functions.
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.