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Function

Function

The special, normal or proper physiologic activity of an organ or part.

Origin: L. Functio, from fungi = to do


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licorice root a stress reliever?

... somebody familiar with endocrinology could help me understand. Popular media sources say licorice root reduces stress by promoting adrenal gland function. That's not why I got licorice root capsules, but I think the recomended dosage, 900mg daily, has an opposite effect. I think it causes me ...

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by wildfunguy
Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:09 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: licorice root a stress reliever?
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Gene knockdowns in the wasp Nasonia vitripennis

... vitripennis by Morpholino antisense oligos, delivered by microinjection. Dual mode of embryonic development is highlighted by expression and function of Nasonia pair-rule genes. Rosenberg MI, Brent AE, Payre F, Desplan C. eLife. 2014;3:e01440 doi:10.7554/eLife.01440 "Although parental ...

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by jonmoulton
Fri Mar 07, 2014 5:57 pm
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Gene knockdowns in the wasp Nasonia vitripennis
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reproductive system

... there. And, while I can't be sure if your teacher has a specific answer in mind, you might add the system that allows the reproductive organs to function/stay alive, as it does for all the other organs in the body. As for things affected by reproductive hormones, think about how you change during/after ...

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by DarwinsBitch
Wed Mar 05, 2014 9:40 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: reproductive system
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Views: 145

Re: siphonophores

... if they all come from the same egg, and could not survive on their own. Maybe I'm just lacking some basic understanding on how siphonophores function, or what makes something an individual. Could someone explain this to me? It is so interesting! Thanks! Megan

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by MeganRieff
Tue Mar 04, 2014 1:25 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: siphonophores
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Why does the floem gets affected when the bark gets damaged?

... phloem doesn't transport nutrients (and it definitely doesn't transport glucose) from leaves only to the roots. In reality, very young leaves function as sink instead of source: http://www.scri.ac.uk/scri/file/annualreports/1999/08SINKSO.PDF

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by JackBean
Fri Feb 28, 2014 3:15 pm
 
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Why does the floem gets affected when the bark gets damaged?
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