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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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Induction of xylanase was a complex phenomenon as the inducers behaved differently on different agroresidues.
The aim of this paper is to study the structure of the flow given by the use of a straight hydrofoil cascade for the manufacturing of the inducer blades.
Expression of proapoptotic protein Bax was found to increase in the cells exposed to hyperoxia or other stress inducers as compared to the control cells.
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MX2167 is a fast, broad-acting inducer of apoptosis that has demonstrated potency in preclinical testing in prostate cancer, breast cancer, colorectal cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, small cell lung cancer and leukemia.
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.
By looking for substances that appear at that time, they are better able to pinpoint putative neural inducers, he explains.
EpiCept Corporation (Nasdaq and OMX Nordic Exchange: EPCT) today announced that it will present new drug discovery advances emanating from its Anti-cancer Screening Apoptosis Platform (ASAP) as well as structure activity relationship studies from its clinical-stage apoptosis inducers at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) being held from April 12-16, 2008 in San Diego, California.
Among the products now offered are basement ventilation fans, draft inducers (including wood stove draft inducer), crawl space fans, duct booster fans, and radon mitigation fans.
We hypothesized that intake of dietary phase 2 protein inducers would ameliorate both hypertension and atherosclerotic changes in the spontaneously hypertensive stroke-prone rat.
We investigated two inducers, one with the blades constructed from straight hydrofoil cascade and one with the blades manufactured from bended hydrofoil cascade.
Although IFN[alpha]/[beta] was first described as a factor with antiviral activity secreted by cells treated with partially heat-inactivated influenza A viruses (12), it was also recognized early on that influenza viruses are poor IFN[alpha]/[beta] inducers (13).