bodily functions


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bodily functions

Euph. anything the body does automatically or as a normal occurrence, especially urinating and defecating. The dog needed to go outside and perform her bodily functions. It is not polite to discuss bodily functions at the dinner table.
See also: function
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Everyone has bodily functions and he's probably only embarrassed because you made such a song and dance about it.
PET (positron emission tomography) scans use a radioactive tracer to produce images based on bodily functions such as blood flow, oxygen use and glucose uptake.
Comment: In our zeal to find the magic pill for the magical erection, we tend to forget that all of our bodily functions depend on a healthy body.
The sign appears to indicate that there are toilets available, though only for certain bodily functions.
In fact, the incessant change of today's fast moving life upsets their bodily functions.
Swanson leads us on a guided tour around our oddball organs and freaky bodily functions that make us who we are--wacky, wonderful and weird, weird, weird.
Which is why he has them rolling around, helpless with laughter, at his jokes about bodily functions.
Most of Genzyme's drugs treat rare hereditary disorders caused by lack of enzymes needed for critical bodily functions.
The pineal gland -- integral to setting the body's sleep and wake cycles -- may be involved in a broad range of bodily functions, according to a study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health and other institutions.
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Omer Laviv says Israeli technology companies are developing sensors that read such bodily functions as heart rate and respiration for signs of emotional stress.
In his rap-laced poem "Being Human," he tears into the dullness of everyday life with over-the-top descriptions of bodily functions and a truly staggering array of curse words.
By comparing tropical and temperate birds' basal metabolic rate (BMR)--the amount of energy spent to breathe and live while at rest--scientists discovered that the tropical birds use less energy to maintain normal bodily functions than their temperate cousins.
People don't talk about bowels and bodily functions.
She even admits to horrifying herself at times as she deals with a range of normally taboo subjects from going through the menopause and bodily functions to sexual pursuits.