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mechanics

 [mĕ-kan´iks]
the science dealing with the motions of material bodies.
body mechanics the application of kinesiology to use of the body in daily life activities and to the prevention and correction of problems related to posture.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

me·chan·ics

(mĕ-kan'iks),
The science of the action of forces in promoting motion or equilibrium.
[see mechanical]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

mechanics

Physics
The body of science concerned with the behaviour of bodies when subjected to external forces, much of which is encompassed in Newton’s three laws of motion.

Vox populi
Two or more individuals trained and experienced in repairing a vehicle, usually understood to mean an automobile.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

me·chan·ics

(mĕ-kan'iks)
The science of the action of forces in promoting motion or equilibrium.
See: mechanical
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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Q. How does an allergic response occur? I don’t understand the exact mechanism of allergies. Can someone explain this?

A. In the early stages of allergy, a type I hypersensitivity reaction against an allergen, encountered for the first time, causes a response in a type of immune cell called a TH2 lymphocyte, that interact with other lymphocytes called B cells, whose role is production of antibodies. The secreted IgE antibody circulates in the blood and binds to an IgE-specific receptor (a kind of Fc receptor called FceRI) on the surface of other kinds of immune cells called mast cells and basophils, which are both involved in the acute inflammatory response. The IgE-coated cells, at this stage are sensitized to the allergen. If later exposure to the same allergen occurs, the allergen can bind to the IgE molecules held on the surface of the mast cells or basophils and cause a full reaction.

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Disassembly is required in many cases, and even if the material is going through a shredder, very complex mechanical processes are required to separate these materials in a manner that provides for efficient recovery.
Further, the distancing effect of the drawings' mechanical processes of projection and tracing compound that of the camera behind the original image while echoing the barrier of the costume, definitively denying the subject any degree of spiritual existence.
Erwin Schroedinger had devised a way of representing quantum mechanical processes by wave equations, known as wave mechanics.

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