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Retention

retention

1. The persistent keeping within the body of matters normally excreted.

2. In cavity preparation, the prevention of displacement of a restoration.

3. (Science: dentistry) The period during which the patient is wearing an appliance to maintain and stabilise the teeth in the position into which they were moved.

4. (Science: psychology) The persistence to perform a learned behaviour (facts or experiences) after an interval has elapsed in which there has been no performance or practice of the behaviour.

Origin: L. Retentio, from retentare = to hold firmly back The power of retaining and recalling past experience; he had a good memory when he was younger.


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Re: Stomach bloating and weight gain

... intolerance's and a Dairy allergy. I felt tired and achy all the time too, like I had the flu on the way. The swollen stomach is actually fluid retention down to histamine and not gas as I thought, no wonder all the IBS meds never worked!! Recently diagnosed and already feeling better for cutting ...

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by DizzyDolly
Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:31 am
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Stomach bloating and weight gain
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Re: New to science (sort of), and need suggestions.

... and reading the Dummies guide (I sometimes use those when I need to learn an unfamiliar topic). I don't know of any one trick that will help with retention of the information, but here are some thoughts. 1) Don't be afraid to reread. It doesn't mean you are dumb. I recall when I was in grad school ...

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by jonmoulton
Fri Apr 27, 2012 3:20 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New to science (sort of), and need suggestions.
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Prokaryotic Cell Question

... cell wall, the plasma membrane is responsible for the control of fluids entering or exiting the cell. However, a cell wall is very handy for water retention; in some cases it's necessary for survival.

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by Squirrell
Tue Feb 14, 2012 1:06 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Prokaryotic Cell Question
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What about breastfeeding and weak bases

... form favored) Weak bases: excreted faster in acidic pH (cation form favored) Glomerulus acts as a negatively charged selective barrier promoting retention of anionic compunds. I know all this, but why does drugs that are weak bases should be given with cation when given to breast feeding women? ...

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by awollow
Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:02 am
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: What about breastfeeding and weak bases
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Homeostasis in Humans

... thermoreceptor signals coming from the skin and other parts of the body (e.g. mucous membranes). Based on these signals it promotes either heat retention or heat loss (by means of vasodilation, sweating, shivering etc. according to what is needed).

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by biohazard
Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:55 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Homeostasis in Humans
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