HyperDic: bodily_function

English > 1 sense of the expression bodily function:
NOUNprocessbodily function, bodily process, body process, activityan organic process that takes place in the body
English > bodily function: 1 sense > noun 1, process
MeaningAn organic process that takes place in the body.
Synonymsbodily process, body process, activity
NarrowerablactationThe cessation of lactation
anastalsismuscular action of the alimentary tract in a direction opposite to peristalsis
breathThe process of taking in and expelling air during breathing
breathing, external respiration, respiration, ventilationThe bodily process of inhalation and exhalation
consumption, ingestion, intake, uptakeThe process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating)
control(physiology) regulation or maintenance of a function or action or reflex etc
crying, weeping, tearsThe process of shedding tears (usually accompanied by sobs or other inarticulate sounds)
discharge, emission, expellingAny of several bodily processes by which substances go out of the body
expectorationThe 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
healingThe natural process by which the body repairs itself
hypostasisThe accumulation of blood in an organ
inseminationThe introduction of semen into the genital tract of a female
lacrimation, lachrymation, tearing, wateringshedding tears
lactationThe production and secretion of milk by the mammary glands
opsonization, opsonisationProcess whereby opsonins make an invading microorganism more susceptible to phagocytosis
overactivityexcessive activity
peristalsis, vermiculationThe process of wavelike muscle contractions of the alimentary tract that moves food along
perspiration, sweating, diaphoresis, sudation, hidrosisThe process of the sweat glands of the skin secreting a salty fluid
phagocytosisProcess in which phagocytes engulf and digest microorganisms and cellular debris
pinocytosisProcess by which certain cells can engulf and incorporate droplets of fluid
placentationThe formation of the placenta in the uterus
psilosisFalling out of hair
reaction, responseA bodily process occurring due to the effect of some antecedent stimulus or agent
respirationA single complete act of breathing ... / breathing in and out
sexual activity, sexual practice, sex, sex activityActivities associated with sexual intercourse
sleepingThe suspension of consciousness and decrease in metabolic rate
tanningprocess in which skin pigmentation darkens as a result of exposure to ultraviolet light
transpirationThe process of giving off or exhaling water vapor through the skin or mucous membranes
Broaderorganic process, biological processA process occurring in living organisms
Spanishfunción corporal, proceso corporal
Catalanfunció corporal, procés corporal

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