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1. To move in waves.

2. To vary, to change from time to time, as in referring to any quantity or quality, e.g., height of blood pressure, concentration of substance in urine or blood, secretory activity, etc.

Origin: L. Fluctuo, pp. -atus, to flow in waves

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Fasting and bloodsugar

... If you fast your body will produce glucose still from your reserves - providing you are healthy of course - and so your glucose levels will not fluctuate too much. Of course if you then eat a large meal after fasting your body may take some time to compensate for this and so the levels may get ...

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by Babybel56
Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:34 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Fasting and bloodsugar
Replies: 3
Views: 3056

Re: Camouflage in nature

... that many military snipers fully relying on just a greenish outfit acquired in a local Gap store). In this dicey process greeneshness can still fluctuate depending on numerous environmental factors. And we don’t need just A greeneshness, we need THE specific shade of green from a million of ...

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by Nick7
Fri Nov 11, 2011 5:32 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Camouflage in nature
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Views: 16741


... the same mutation, right? If they will be able to reproduce again, the mutation will spread. And so on and so on. The level of the mutation will fluctuate, but it may rise slowly. Due to several mechanism, it can disappear or even become dominant version (in the means of representation, not domination/recessivity). ...

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by JackBean
Sat Oct 08, 2011 9:57 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: The Implausible Engines of Evolution
Replies: 40
Views: 74672

Re: Sound and how the brain reacts to it

... a search on youtube for soothing voices to no avail. I've noticed that the voices that usually do this are ones that are very low, slow and do not fluctuate in pitch or volume. They stay pretty steady and do not have verbal pauses. I'd love to know more. If I had a recording of someone speaking ...

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by samestory
Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:10 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Sound and how the brain reacts to it
Replies: 89
Views: 176715

Re: blood brain barrier

... mechanism for maintaining this barrier function lies in the capillary network supplying blood to the brain. Ion concentration levels in plasma may fluctuate abruptly. The blood- brain barrier protects the brain against surging fluctuations in ion concentrations. The concept of the blood brain barrier ...

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by lipoflorida
Fri Jun 19, 2009 10:05 am
Forum: Physiology
Topic: blood brain barrier
Replies: 2
Views: 11725
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