Bodily Functions


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Bodily Functions

See also 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.
intussusception.
the process by which food or other matter is taken into the body and converted into tissue. Also introsusception.intussusceptive, adj.
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 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.
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.
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.
References in classic literature ?
She had a genteel refinement which shuddered at the facts of life, she looked upon the bodily functions as indecent, she had all sorts of euphemisms for common objects, she always chose an elaborate word as more becoming than a simple one: the brutality of these men was like a whip on her thin white shoulders, and she shuddered with voluptuous pain.
Hitherto each individual desire, aroused by suffering or privation, such as hunger, fatigue, thirst, had been satisfied by some bodily function giving pleasure.
If they are otherwise bright and with a normal appetite and bodily functions, it may simply be the bird is cold and is trying to retain warmth, or is trying to rest and sleep.
ISLAMABAD -- A research has found that sweet potato is abundant in essential vitamins, especially B6 which is a water-soluble vitamin necessary for the proper maintenance of red blood cell metabolism and many other bodily functions.
He informed that our bodies require a certain amount of fluid on daily basis to function and the minimum is about equal to four 8 ounce glasses and basic fluid intake serves to replace the fluids which are required to perform our normal bodily functions.
The teas have been designed to support healthy bodily functions and enhance wellness while maintaining quality taste.
Doctor Who star Samuel Anderson, below, has told how dressing in a Cyberman costume can play havoc with bodily functions - and left him bursting for the toilet.
The jokes are almost quaint and it relies a lot on those old standbys of plumbing and embarrassing bodily functions to drive forward the plot.
I don't like to mention bodily functions in polite company, and think we should all try to go without responding to sneezes.
With his usual self-deprecating humor and refreshing frankness on bodily functions, he brings readers on a bawdy yet inspirational walk on the wild side, from having it all, to losing it all, and back.
The physician told a UK publication that The King of Pop was physically broken and barely had control of his bodily functions at 50, News.
So the name Y Farteg, or Varteg has nothing to do with bodily functions, despite what the Daily Mail website claims.