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 ?
Hitherto each individual desire, aroused by suffering or privation, such as hunger, fatigue, thirst, had been satisfied by some bodily function giving pleasure.
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.
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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.
There ensued much stifled giggling over the fact that a huge Hollywood star actually had the same bodily functions as us - stupid how we think that they don't isn't it?
From foodies and the latest culture of airport security to considering bathroom boundaries and bodily functions, this provides a wide range of topics and hilarious observations that are perfect for any looking for light yet fun readings.
Thyroid hormones play a role in many critical bodily functions, including reproduction and metabolism, BBC reported.
Divided into five chapters and set in a large type size with plenty of humorous illustrations, they are intended for newly independent readers and should have special appeal to boys, not least because of the frequent references to bodily functions intended, as the blurb says, 'to make your toenails curl'.