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1. The act or process of operating; agency; the exertion of power, physical, mechanical, or moral. The pain and sickness caused by manna are the effects of its operation on the stomach. (locke) Speculative painting, without the assistance of manual operation, can never attain to perfection. (Dryden)

2. The method of working; mode of action.

3. That which is operated or accomplished; an effect brought about in accordance with a definite plan; as, military or naval operations.

4. Effect produced; influence. The bards . . . Had great operation on the vulgar. (Fuller)

5. (Science: mathematics) Something to be done; some transformation to be made upon quantities, the transformation being indicated either by rules or symbols.

6. (Science: surgery) Any methodical action of the hand, or of the hand with instruments, on the human body, to produce a curative or remedial effect, as in amputation, etc. Calculus of operations. See Calculus.

Origin: L. Operatio: cf. F. Operation.

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improved glucose tolerance in non obese type 2 diabetic rats

NIH Research on rat models. Early improvement of glucose tolerance after ileal transposition in a non-obese type 2 diabetes rat model. Surgical operations which shorten the intestinal tract between the stomach and the terminal ileum result in an early improvement in type 2 diabetes, and one possible ...

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by rmorrison
Wed Mar 19, 2014 6:53 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: improved glucose tolerance in non obese type 2 diabetic rats
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Thinking in terms of evolution

... sympathy, if so urged by hard reason, without deterioration in the noblest part of our nature. The surgeon may harden himself whilst performing an operation, for he knows that he is acting for the good of his patient; but if we were intentionally to neglect the weak and helpless, it could only ...

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by Luxorien
Sat Nov 16, 2013 7:14 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Thinking in terms of evolution
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My “Eureka” moment. A cure for cancer.

... body then the normal body cells which have dutifully followed the artificial signals and temporarily ceased dividing then go back to their normal operation without any permanent damage to the cell. Clearly, the administration of type H drugs weakens the body systematically which depends on routine ...

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by PeterDow
Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:14 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: My “Eureka” moment. A cure for cancer.
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Why must we avert the genome of Eden?

... of Sex)7 firmly demonstrates that sexual reproduction very often actually hinders natural selection. If a very complex and intricate system in operation fails to sufficiently serve an assumed function, it may be the case that the assumed function is not the actual function. At the same time, ...

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by Hunor
Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:08 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Why must we avert the genome of Eden?
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... evolution" is pretty lame. "Ability to redesign genes" is pretty immaterial in an evolutionary sense. At best it'll be a boutique operation for the wealthy in developed world. It may well diminsh Tay-Sachs, Huntington etc. in that population- a bunch that characteristically has ...

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by Rap
Sat May 26, 2012 3:59 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Perception and Evolution
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