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Bodily Functions

50. Bodily Functions

See also 51. BODY, HUMAN .

the process or act of swallowing.
the shedding of the superficial epithelium, as of skin, the mucous membranes, etc.
sweating, especially when artificially induced. diaphoretic, adj.
the contraction of the alimentary canal in a downward direction as part of peristalsis.
an abnormally heavy or increased discharge or flow of urine. diuretic, n., adj.
1. the process of discharging waste matter from the body.
2. the matter discharged.
1. the process of belching.
2. that which is regurgitated in belching.
the natural process of eliminating bodily wastes in the feces and urine.
the bodily process of producing milk.
1. the act of tasting.
2. the sense of taste.
the process by which food or other matter is taken into the body and converted into tissue. Also introsusception. intussusceptive, adj.
lachrymation, Iacrimation
the act or process of shedding tears; weeping.
1. the secretion of milk by a mammary gland.
2. the period during which secretion takes place.
the act or process of chewing or eating. manducatory, adj.
urination. micturate, v.
1. the sense of smell.
2. the act of smelling. olfactory, olfactive, adj.
the act of yawning, as from fatigue or sleepiness.
the process by which bone tissue is broken down and absorbed by the body. See also 52. BONES .
the process of yawning and stretching.
abnormally excessive perspiration.
the process of contraction and relaxation by which products are moved through the alimentary canal. Cf. diastalsis. peristaltic, adj.
the passing of an abornomally large amount of urine. polyuric, adj.
the breaking down or hydrolysis of proteins into simpler compounds, as in digestion. proteolytic, adj.
the primary system or process of digestion.
purulence, purulency
1. the state or condition of containing or secreting pus.
2. the production or generation of pus or similar matter. purulent, adj.
a burning feeling in the stomach and esophagus, sometimes accompanied by the belching of acid fluid; heartburn.
Rare. the process of secretion. secement, n., adj.
a medicine or substance that stimulates the flow of saliva. sialagogic, n., adj.
sialorrhea, sialorrhoea
the act or process of salivation.
cessation in the flow of any of the bodily fluids, as the blood.
1. the act of sneezing.
2. a sneeze. sternutative, sternutatory, adj.
the act or process of oozing or exuding or being exuded, as the process by which sweat passes through pores. transudatory, adj.
the process of expelling fluids from the body in the urine.
the act or process of vomiting.
repeated but unsuccessful attempts to vomit; retching or slight vomiting.

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