(n.) The act of executing or performing any duty, office, or calling; per formance.
(n.) The appropriate action of any special organ or part of an animal or vegetable organism; as, the function of the heart or the limbs; the function of leaves, sap, roots, etc.; life is the sum of the functions of the various organs and parts of the body.
(n.) The natural or assigned action of any power or faculty, as of the soul, or of the intellect; the exertion of an energy of some determinate kind.
(n.) The course of action which peculiarly pertains to any public officer in church or state; the activity appropriate to any business or profession.
(n.) A quantity so connected with another quantity, that if any alteration be made in the latter there will be a consequent alteration in the former. Each quantity is said to be a function of the other. Thus, the circumference of a circle is a function of the diameter. If x be a symbol to which different numerical values can be assigned, such expressions as x2, 3x, Log. x, and Sin. x, are all functions of x.
(v. i.) Alt. of Functionate
(1) Activity of Na,K-ATPase activity was measured as a functional marker for synaptosomal membranes.
(2) Herpesviruses such as EBV, HSV, and human herpes virus-6 (HHV-6) have a marked tropism for cells of the immune system and therefore infection by these viruses may result in alterations of immune functions, leading at times to a state of immunosuppression.
(3) Among the pathological or abnormal ECGs (25.6%) prevailed the vegetative-functional heart diseases with 92%.
(4) The influence of the various concepts for the induction of lateral structure formation in lipid membranes on integral functional units like ionophores is demonstrated by analysing the single channel current fluctuations of gramicidin in bimolecular lipid membranes.
(5) We also show that proliferation of primary amnion cells is not dependent on a high c-fos expression, suggesting that the function of c-fos is more likely to be associated with other cellular functions in the differentiated amnion cell.
(6) Elements in the skin therefore seemed to enhance nerve regeneration and function.
(7) The possibility that the ventral nerve photoreceptor cells serve a neurosecretory function in the adult Limulus is discussed.
(8) Renal micropuncture and microdissection techniques with ultramicro fluid analysis have been applied to evaluate single nephron function in the skate, Raja erinacea.
(9) We have amended and added to Fabian's tables giving a functional assessment of individual masticatory muscles.
(10) Models able to describe the events of cellular growth and division and the dynamics of cell populations are useful for the understanding of functional control mechanisms and for the theoretical support for automated analysis of flow cytometric data and of cell volume distributions.
(11) Tests showed the cells survive and function normally in animals and reverse movement problems caused by Parkinson's in monkeys.
(12) Subsequently, the study of bundle branch block and A-V block cases revealed that no explicit correlation existed between histopathological changes and functional disturbances nor between disturbances in conduction (i.e.
(13) We have examined the insertion of bovine 17 alpha-hydroxylase (P45017 alpha) into the endoplasmic reticulum of COS 1 cells to evaluate the functional role of its hydrophobic amino-terminal sequence and membrane insertion.
(14) We sought additional evidence for an inverse relationship between functional CTL-target cell affinity on the one hand, and susceptibility of the CTL-mediated killing to inhibition by alpha LFA-1 and alpha Lyt-2,3 monoclonal antibodies on the other hand.
(15) The 14C-aminopyrine breath test was used to measure liver function in 14 normal subjects, 16 patients with alcoholic cirrhosis, 14 alcoholics without cirrhosis, and 29 patients taking a variety of drugs.
(16) The strongest predictor of non-sudden cardiac death was the New York Heart Association functional class.
(17) We maximize an objective function that includes both total production rate and product concentration.
(18) Hypertensive disorders in pregnancy are frequently accompanied by deteriorated renal functions and by pathological lesions in the glomeruli.
(19) Based on several previous studies, which demonstrated that sorbitol accumulation in human red blood cells (RBCs) was a function of ambient glucose concentrations, either in vitro or in vivo, our investigations were conducted to determine if RBC sorbitol accumulation would correlate with sorbitol accumulation in lens and nerve tissue of diabetic rats; the effect of sorbinil in reducing sorbitol levels in lens and nerve tissue of diabetic rats would be reflected by changes in RBC sorbitol; and sorbinil would reduce RBC sorbitol in diabetic man.
(20) However, the relationships between sociometric status and social perception varied as a function of task.
(a.) Capable of being turned round.
(a.) Liable to be turned in opinion; changeable; variable; unsteady; inconstant; as versatile disposition.
(a.) Turning with ease from one thing to another; readily applied to a new task, or to various subjects; many-sided; as, versatile genius; a versatile politician.
(a.) Capable of turning; freely movable; as, a versatile anther, which is fixed at one point to the filament, and hence is very easily turned around; a versatile toe of a bird.
(1) Ferrocene derivatives, in general, show a degree of versatility, coupling the electron-transfer reactions of many enzymes.
(2) The methods discussed here are versatile procedures that have been effective for the quantification of retinoic acid and retinol in plasma or serum, cells in culture, and animal tissues.
(3) Soft tissue obliteration with autograft bone paste is the most versatile and commonly used technique.
(4) Attention to the hazards of asbestos has aroused concern among many healthy persons who have been exposed at some time to one of the world's most versatile materials.
(5) The modern era of leg lengthening has therefore brought two things: new technical versatility to correct complex and coexisting deformities and new concepts of the biology of lengthening that are not device specific and can be applied with most lengthening devices.
(6) the use of permanent implants of iodine-125 seeds, the use of more versatile brachytherapy units which may treat a variety of sites at a range of dose-rates, and the use of biologically targetted radionuclides.
(7) In this paper versatility of the method as a purpose of immobilization of enzyme was described.
(8) His rise in the 1990s coincided with the emergence of a new wave of American film-makers, and his versatile, volatile talent became integral to some of the most original US cinema of the past 20 years.
(9) We recommend using this assay system as it is rapid, specific, sensitive and versatile for the detection of CMV in many biological specimens.
(10) The versatility of the instrument in making quantitative nucleic acid measurements on acridine orange and Feulgen-Schiff stained cells is demonstrated.
(11) The notion that Gleeson has lurched from one disaster to another, ruining everything from the Coen brothers' remake of True Grit to Richard Curtis's romcom About Time , seems a pretty unique interpretation of his burgeoning career as a versatile character actor.
(12) The sort of recipes that have a versatility to them, an easy feel, where they can fit into a meal however we wish.
(13) The intention of this review is to stress new information regarding the quite versatile functions of Kupffer cells.
(14) Recent improvements in two-dimensional, planar instrumentation promise to make echocardiography even more versatile, permitting more comprehensive views of left ventricular function, valve orifice areas, and the spatial relationships of the great vessels and ventricular chambers.
(15) While the surgeon may tend to use one procedure in the repair of a hallux valgus deformity, versatility is most important when treating the juvenile bunion.
(16) The new bridge device could also improve the versatility of the Hartshill system to cover a wider spectrum of spinal fixations.
(17) The GHRI may be preferred where brief, self-administered forms are required; the QWB has advantages when health assessments are used to calculate cost-effectiveness; and the SIP is a versatile, easy to understand measure dealing with a wide range of specific dysfunctions.
(18) Using examples within dental research, the uniqueness and versatility of these new techniques are discussed.
(19) Computerized interpretation of the electrocardiogram has now advanced to computerization of the electrocardiograph, resulting in greatly increased versatility, including the capacity for adapting to a variety of lead systems rather than being tethered to the old Einthoven-Wilson-Goldberger (EWG) system.
(20) This standardized pLK vector system offers great versatility in gene manipulation and in optimization of gene expression under the control of strong regulatable promoters.