functional activity

func·tion·al ac·tiv·i·ty

(fŭngk'shŭn-ăl ak-tiv'i-tē)
1. A task or act that allows one to meet the demands of the environment and daily life.
2. An activity that is essential to support the physical, social, and psychological well-being of a person and allows that person to function in society.
See also: functional test
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We recognized a void in the marketplace for fashionable, functional activity trackers that keep guys connected.
A wealth of evidence has demonstrated the existence of reciprocal communications between glial cells and neurons; glial cells having an essential role in regulation of the functional activity of the nervous system.
The candidates, later, were tested for functional activity using an in vitro cell migration inhibition assay and an in vivo tumor xenograft model in combination with carboplatin.
8220;Quantitative (low activity and low antigen) or qualitative (low activity and normal antigen) defect in FIX function results in Christmas Disease or Hemophilia B and the VisuLize[TM] FIX Antigen Kit is used for the assessment for functional activity of FIX in gene therapy.
Improved white matter integrity in epsilon-4--positive [subjects] suggests better communication between brain regions, driving increases in the observed functional activity," the authors wrote.
fMRI scans map functional activity in the brain by detecting changes in blood flow.
For instance, for an industrial company, accountancy can only be a functional activity, but it's different for an accountancy office, which core activities include accountancy.
Falla D, Jull G, Hodges P (2008) Training the cervical muscles with prescribed motor tasks does not change muscle activation during a functional activity.
They studied the functional activity in neural circuits that subserve self-regulatory control in women with bulimia nervosa.
We observed an age-related increase in strategic decision-making between ages 6 to 13 years and showed that changes in bargaining behavior were best accounted for by age-related differences in impulse-control abilities and underlying functional activity of the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, a late-maturing brain region linked with self Control, Steinbeis explained.
We hypothesized that an exercise prescription favoring anaerobic metabolism would reduce the patient's musculoskeletal symptoms and increase functional activity tolerance.
The introduction of this new drying functionality for the vacuum coater is a welcome solution for all those who need to dry their products while at the same time ensuring the retention of taste and color as well as the full functional activity of substances such as vitamins, minerals, flavors and enzymes.

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