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To cause or bring about. See: induction.


1. To bring about or stimulate the occurrence of something, such as labor.
2. To initiate or increase the production of an enzyme or other protein at the level of genetic transcription.


Etymology: L, inducere, to lead in
to cause or stimulate the start of an activity, as an enzyme induces a metabolic activity. See also induced fever. inducer, induction, n.


(in-doos', dus') [L. inducere, to lead in]
1. To generate a product or bring about an effect.
2. To produce a result by using a specific stimulus.
See: inductioninducible, adjective

Patient discussion about induce

Q. can smoking induce acidity on many ocassions i have felt discomfort similar to when i have acidity, but the problem goes away as soon as i stop smoking for a day or two??

A. I would like to add ther is a condition in respiratory medicine called respiratory acidosis,smoking can cause this state,your lungs can cause this state.Im not sure but this may also be one of your problems.--------mrfoot56

Q. Is it possible for exercise induced asthma patient to exercise? After several times I felt I couldn’t breathe after running and swimming, I was diagnosed with Exercise induced asthma. I tried to resume my regular exercise, but after I developed shortness of breath couple of times I stopped again. Should I attempt exercise again? How can I exercise without having another attack of asthma?

A. People can often prevent symptoms by taking medication prior to exercising. The type of medication used depends on several factors. For example, people with hay fever might take an antihistamine tablet before exercise.

For people with asthma, an inhaler can be used before exercise to prevent asthma problems. Your physician can recommend the best medication for you to use before exercise.

If you have dust mite allergy, you may want to exercise outdoors to avoid breathing indoor dust. If you are allergic to grasses and weeds, you may want to exercise in an indoor location during certain seasons.

Exercising should be avoided in areas where there are large amounts of chemicals. For example, you should not exercise outdoors near heavy traffic areas with high levels exhaust fumes from cars and trucks. Indoor areas with irritating odors or fumes, also, should be avoided.

Q. Does fish-oil helps exercise induced asthma? I was diagnosed with exercise induced asthma a couple of year ago, and since then had better and worse times with my asthma, although the treatment I get. I read in a newspaper that fish oil can help exercise induced asthma- is that true? Do I have to eat fish-oil specifically or can I eat fish instead (I really, really, hate fish-oil…)?

A. I take 6, 1000mg softgels/day. It helps my asthma, arthritis and has lowered my closterol. Started with 10 and worked down to 6, which seems to work best, though sometimes I need the extra.

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Non-pharmacological management such as psychotherapy and family therapy are useful for both inducer and recipient.
Preparation of inducer inoculum in the most suitable carrier material is imperative to get full benefit from inducer species under field conditions.
This development of haploid inducer line made it possible to exploit the haploids for inbred line development through doubled haploid technology.
Glucose, sucrose and other similar compounds were found to be poor substrate for xylanase production, suggesting that xylan or xylan containing carbon sources are necessary for xylanase production as its hydrolysed products serve both as inducer as well as carbon substrate for the organisms [15].
In order to validate the numerical investigations of the flow, the pressure distribution along the blade is compared with the experimental pressure distribution obtained from the investigations performed in a test rig upon the inducer.
Elevations in temperature above culture temperatures (28[degrees]C to 29[degrees]C) to 37[degrees]C to 38[degrees]C induced high levels of metamorphosis (77% to 100%), equivalent to those induced by a known algal associated inducer, an extract of Laurencia poitei.
One of the company's commercialization objectives is to complete a broad discovery partnership to advance multiple apoptosis inducer drug candidates into clinical trials.
00 Usp) measured in the fluids collected from cultures containing glucose as enzyme inducer probably indicates that a small amount of this enzyme is produced constitutively by P.
The most direct approach to metamorphosis-inducing mechanisms of cations and other artificial inducers would be a series of electrophysiological studies of larval sensory organs made during the development of competence.
In this paper, I test the different scenarios for the evolutionary origin of cynipid inquilines by a phylogenetic analysis of representative species of cynipid gall inducers and inquilines based on adult morphological characters.
By looking for substances that appear at that time, they are better able to pinpoint putative neural inducers, he explains.