body process


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Noun1.body process - an organic process that takes place in the bodybody process - an organic process that takes place in the body; "respiratory activity"
control - (physiology) regulation or maintenance of a function or action or reflex etc; "the timing and control of his movements were unimpaired"; "he had lost control of his sphincters"
breathing, external respiration, respiration, ventilation - the bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation
respiration - a single complete act of breathing in and out; "thirty respirations per minute"
breath - the process of taking in and expelling air during breathing; "he took a deep breath and dived into the pool"; "he was fighting to his last breath"
consumption, ingestion, intake, uptake - the process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating)
sex, sex activity, sexual activity, sexual practice - activities associated with sexual intercourse; "they had sex in the back seat"
insemination - the introduction of semen into the genital tract of a female
sleeping - the suspension of consciousness and decrease in metabolic rate
response, reaction - a bodily process occurring due to the effect of some antecedent stimulus or agent; "a bad reaction to the medicine"; "his responses have slowed with age"
crying, tears, weeping - the process of shedding tears (usually accompanied by sobs or other inarticulate sounds); "I hate to hear the crying of a child"; "she was in tears"
ablactation - the cessation of lactation
anastalsis - muscular action of the alimentary tract in a direction opposite to peristalsis
expelling, discharge, emission - any of several bodily processes by which substances go out of the body; "the discharge of pus"
expectoration - the process of coughing up and spitting out
festering, suppuration, maturation - (medicine) the formation of morbific matter in an abscess or a vesicle and the discharge of pus
healing - the natural process by which the body repairs itself
hypostasis - the accumulation of blood in an organ
lactation - the production and secretion of milk by the mammary glands
opsonisation, opsonization - process whereby opsonins make an invading microorganism more susceptible to phagocytosis
biological process, organic process - a process occurring in living organisms
overactivity - excessive activity; "overactivity of the sebaceous glands causes the skin to become oily"
peristalsis, vermiculation - the process of wavelike muscle contractions of the alimentary tract that moves food along
diaphoresis, hidrosis, sudation, sweating, perspiration - the process of the sweat glands of the skin secreting a salty fluid; "perspiration is a homeostatic process"
phagocytosis - process in which phagocytes engulf and digest microorganisms and cellular debris; an important defense against infection
pinocytosis - process by which certain cells can engulf and incorporate droplets of fluid
placentation - the formation of the placenta in the uterus
psilosis - falling out of hair
tanning - process in which skin pigmentation darkens as a result of exposure to ultraviolet light
transpiration - the process of giving off or exhaling water vapor through the skin or mucous membranes
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George had found that eating twice a day is perfect because it helps his body process food in a way that keeps him functioning at his best.
George has discovered that eating twice a day helps his body process food the best way to keep him functioning at his best.
The system in place lets the civic body process land plot replacement transactions in the shortest time possible.
Diabetes UK clinical advisor Margaret Stubbs said: "Type 1 diabetes occurs when the pancreas produces very little or no insulin to help the body process the glucose.
It's thought that the hormone works on weight loss by helping the body process carbohydrates and fat.
Blood markers of vasoconstriction and fibrinolysis (a body process that keeps blood clots from growing) were also measured.
Which human body process creates the protein fibrin?
It shows those with higher levels of vitamin B6 and methionine - an essential amino acid that helps the body process and eliminate fat - are at less risk of developing lung cancer.
Water is the most important nutrient for sports men and women; our bodies are made up of more than 60% water, which is essential for every body process and since the body can neither make water nor store it, it needs to be taken in regularly to replace what is lost through sweat, urine and use in various body functions.
The National Pure Water Association say fluoride has never been shown to be essential to any body process.
75% on NHS staff pay for 2008/9 because of our commitment to the independent pay review body process.
The health sector of Unite has submitted evidence to this year's pay review body process, asking for an above-inflation pay uplift, indirect payment of all registration fees by employers and a 35-hour working week for NHS staff.