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1. Pertaining to, or connected with, a function or duty; official.

2. (Science: physiology) Pertaining to the function of an organ or part, or to the functions in general.

(Science: medicine) functional disease, a disease of which the symptoms cannot be referred to any appreciable lesion or change of structure; the derangement of an organ arising from a cause, often unknown, external to itself opposed to organic disease, in which the organ itself is affected.

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Hyperadrenergic POTS

... sympathetic activation in response to a variety of sympathetic stimuli. While rare, this mutation has taught us much about the importance of a functional NET. Although functional NET mutations might be infrequent, pharmacological NET inhibition is very common. Many antidepressant and attention ...

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by rmorrison
Wed Mar 19, 2014 5:38 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Hyperadrenergic POTS
Replies: 0
Views: 2326

Blood Genetics help please

... cells. The alleles A, B and O refer to the variant forms of the proteins (enzymes) that produce the sugar antigens. The O allele enzyme is non-functional, so that the basic sugar antigen is unaltered. The A and B allele enzymes are dominant over the O allele and alter the sugar to produce A ...

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by girlslovebarbie
Sat Feb 01, 2014 2:58 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Blood Genetics help please
Replies: 2
Views: 2042

Living or not? (viruses,viroids and prions).

... repair DNA. Megavirus has those plus one other that is specialized for the repair of DNA damaged by UV light. The additional gene appears to be functional: Megavirus was able to grow following an exposure to UV that was sufficient to disable Mimivirus. Both viruses share an identical set of ...

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by Sumanth001
Sun Dec 08, 2013 12:37 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Living or not? (viruses,viroids and prions).
Replies: 15
Views: 9697

Speciation and Evolution

... and B as well. If that's only-one-right-answer question, I'd go with A, because B says to compare vestigial structures in fossil and compare with functional structures in living organisms. However, it should be rather the other way, first (in the past) you have functional structure which loses ...

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by JackBean
Mon Nov 25, 2013 12:39 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Speciation and Evolution
Replies: 6
Views: 4480

Re: Brain size=IQ level theory (Blacks vs Whites & Asians)

... for Negroes. The brain-weight of healthy Negroes is not known. Most published interracial comparisons are invalid. The histological, chemical and functional counterparts of big and small brains in modern man are not known. Published interracial comparisons of thickness of the cerebral cortex and, ...

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by Seth90210
Sat Oct 26, 2013 7:38 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Brain size=IQ level theory (Blacks vs Whites & Asians)
Replies: 72
Views: 257299
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