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func·tion (f),

(fŭnk'shŭn),
1. The special action or physiologic property of an organ or other part of the body.
2. To perform its special work or office, said of an organ or other part of the body.
3. The general properties of any substance, depending on its chemical character and relation to other substances, according to which it may be grouped (for example, acids, bases, alcohols, esters).
4. A particular reactive grouping in a molecule, for example, a functional group, such as the -OH group of an alcohol.
5. A quality, trait, or fact that is so related to another as to be dependent on and to vary with this other.
6. A mathematic variable or expression.
[L. functio, fr. fungor, pp. functus, to perform]
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Treatment outcomes of clinical drugs: Compared with the normal renal function group and the slight decrease group, ACEIs and [beta]-blockers were less used in the moderate and severe decrease group, but diuretics and spironolactone were more used (P<0.05).
A total of 49 cases were classified into three groups according to splenic function: a splenectomy group, a normal splenic function group (control group), and a hypersplenism group.
With respect to the side reaction, FTIR also confirms the existence of other function group, such as carbonyl group (-OH) and hydroxyl group (-C=0) in dissoluble parts.
The association between cognition and gait performance was tested using a multivariate analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) to compare mean DGI and POMA scores at the beginning of rehabilitation between four cognitive function groups as measured by OASIS M0560 (independent, requires prompting, some assistance, and considerable assistance).
Very High Cognitive Function Group Versus Very Low Cognitive Function Group
each database representative is represented by k different keys generated by the k hash function groups. For example two similar database representatives [E.sub.1], [E.sub.2] having the two keys' sets [key.sub.1] = {[g.sub.1]([E.sub.1]), ..., [g.sub.k]([E.sub.1])}, and [key.sub.2] = {[g.sub.1]([E.sub.2]), ..., [g.sub.k]([E.sub.2])} respectively, should share more elements among their corresponding sets, Charikar [3].
Thomas Kittel heads Propel and is based in Germany; Henrik Krabsen is president of the Work Function group and is based in Denmark; while Wolfgang Schramm is president of Controls based in the U.S.
To find where a project was in the process required six emails and three phone calls." Fitzgerald explains that the company had built a workflow process organically; each function group of the company had separately crafted its own work request form and small pieces to solve its own group's problem.
Another interesting finding is the result per function group. This is shown in figures 6 and 7.
Multiple logistic regression analysis was used to evaluate the independent associates of decreased renal function group. Parameters with a p-value <0.1 in univariate analysis were included in the model.
The intricacies and requirements of Sarbanes-Oxley, for example, have added three to four hours to the in-house training that Crowe Chizek and Company LLC provides for their ethics instruction, says Mike Yates, an executive in the Technical Standards Function Group for Crowe Chizek, a 1,400-employee firm with 16 offices.
Dr Jim Heighway, leader of the Gene Function group based at the Foundation's research facility in Liverpool said: "Early diagnosis could mean early treatment, giving people many more years to live."