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1. (Science: geology) Typically used to describe the amount of a substance which can be extracted from the earth with current technology at current prices. Typically much smaller than resources.

2. That which is reserved, or kept back, as for future use. The virgins, besides the oil in their lamps, carried likewise a reserve in some other vessel for a continual supply. (Tillotson)

3. That which is excepted; exception. Each has some darling lust, which pleads for a reserve. (Rogers)

4. Restraint of freedom in words or actions; backwardness; caution in personal behavior. My soul, surprised, and from her sex disjoined, left all reserve, and all the sex, behind. (prior) The clergyman's shy and sensitive reserve had balked this scheme. (Hawthorne)

5. A tract of land reserved, or set apart, for a particular purpose.

6. A body of troops in the rear of an army drawn up for battle, reserved to support the other lines as occasion may require; a force or body of troops kept for an exigency.

7. Funds kept on hand to meet liabilities. In reserve, in keeping for other or future use; in store; as, he has large quantities of wheat in reserve; he has evidence or arguments in reserve. Reserve air.

Synonym: reservation, retention, limitation, backwardness, reservedness, coldness, restraint, [[ 3de shyness]], coyness, modesty.

Origin: F. Reserve.

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Fasting and bloodsugar

... however, after eating food, especially if that food is rich in sugars or carbohydrates. 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 ...

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by Babybel56
Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:34 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Fasting and bloodsugar
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When does gluconeogenesis kick in during physical activity?

... but the article is about renal gluconeogenesis, which starts only in prolonged fasting conditions, unlike liver GNG. Yes it is true that glycogen reserves would usually be enough, but that doesn't mean that GNG does not take place all the same, apparently both metabolisms can occur at the same ...

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by Aymeric
Fri Dec 20, 2013 6:36 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: When does gluconeogenesis kick in during physical activity?
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When does gluconeogenesis kick in during physical activity?

I assumed that glycogen reserves would be enough except for extreme conditions, and that is sort of true... Ths has a decent overview - http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/24/2/382.long

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by Darby
Fri Dec 20, 2013 5:48 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: When does gluconeogenesis kick in during physical activity?
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damaging adipocytes

... of mechanical damage to the fat tissue? my guess the adipocytes break off,or their fat breaks off into the bloodstream and thus draining the fat reserves more? thx for the replies

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by Munjarak
Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:28 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: damaging adipocytes
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Re: Converting Glucose to Fat or ATP?

... It signals to cells to take up the glucose in the blood. Some glucose is needed immediately for energy. The rest is stored away in glycogen reserves in the liver and muscle. When the glycogen stores are filled, leftover glucose is converted into fat, and stored in that way (this process ...

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by lisa3714
Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:23 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Converting Glucose to Fat or ATP?
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