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mod·i·fi·ca·tion

(mod'i-fi-kā'shŭn),
1. A nonhereditary change in an organism; for example, one that is acquired from its own activity or environment.
2. A chemical or structural alteration in a molecule.

modification

/mod·i·fi·ca·tion/ (mod″ĭ-fĭ-ka´shun) the process or result of changing the form or characteristics of an object or substance.
behavior modification  see under therapy.

modification

[mod′ifikā′shən]
1 a process whereby a substance is changed from one form to another.
2 a change in an organism that is acquired or learned and does not involve inheritance.

mod·i·fi·ca·tion

(mod'i-fi-kā'shŭn)
1. A nonhereditary change in an organism; e.g., one that is acquired from its own activity or environment.
2. A chemical or structural alteration in a molecule.

Patient discussion about modification

Q. If someone as alcoholism do there eyes change color? My husband says his work mate told him that if you’re an alcoholic your eyes can change color. As an example If you have blue eyes they become a darker blue because of something in your bloodstream?. I think my husband’s workmate is winding my husband up, or is he telling the truth?

A. That is an untruth. The color of the eyes in an alcoholic will not change color. The only thing in the eyes that will change color are the corneas (the whites of the eyes) they will turn yellow due to jaundice and probably cirrhosis of the liver. The skin will also turn yellow with the jaundice.

Q. What types of hormonal changes caused by fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia affects hormones because I feel pain in my back bone. What types of hormonal changes caused by fibromyalgia?

A. Have you ever checked your back pain with a doctor? It may or may not be due to fibromyalgia. Low serotonin levels, low growth hormone levels, and low levels of neuropeptide Y, a component of the feel-good hormone neurotransmitter norepinephrine have been associated with fibromyalgia. Elevated levels of substance P acts as a neurotransmitter and signals the body to experience pain. These pains have also been observed in the spinal cord of fibromyalgia patients.

Q. Have you changed your life and diet because of Fibromyalgia and did that help? I’m with Fibromyalgia. It is very difficult for me to deal with this disease. Anybody else have this problem? Have you changed your life and diet because of Fibromyalgia and did that help?

A. nutrition can really change your health- fibromyalgia is included. giving the body all it's needed nutrients and avoiding a few.
here is a recommended diet for FM:

http://www.fmaware.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=6729

hope that helps!

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Ultimately, by modulating mRNA modification and its interacting histone modifications at a specific genomic region, they hope to correct aberrant gene expression in brain disorders with precision.
Although permanent loan modifications were at a peak of 160,000 in June 2010, they remain around 30,000 a month and nearly 420,000 homeowners received a modification in 2015.
Dedon and Valerie de Crecy-Lagard, a professor of microbiology and cell science at the University of Florida, decided to take a more systematic approach to discovering such modifications.
In order to reduce the transmission errors of gear, they did the optimization design of high precision for the modification parameter by analyzing the meshing process of spur gear.
He added that the majority of modifications revolved around tuning engines for extra horsepower and adding loud exhausts.
However, lenders like Bank of America who, as of the June s Home Affordable Modification Program report had an estimated 469,905 homeowners who were delinquent on their home loan and potentially qualified for a home loan modification.
Once it appears the contract is renewable or extendable without substantial cost or modification, a useful life longer than the contract term is a defensible option for the company.
Results indicated that Project LEAD students completed additional projects, used more approaches, and utlized extensive strategies and modifications that they would not have attempted had they not had these additional literacy experiences.
The teachers would not have to take extra time for this modification if the students are taught to make these adjustments themselves (Bley and Thornton, 2001).
By 2000, when Stahl and Allis proposed that there's an elaborate code of histone modifications, scientists had tallied several histone-tail decorations beyond methylation and acetylation and identified additional enzymes involved in this chemical accessorizing.
Part I of this two-part article describes the deductions for purchased off-the-shelf software, software modification costs and leased software.
Alternative refining methods: Develop alternative refining methods that optimize energy transfer to the fiber to control specific structural modifications in the cell wall to enhance and control fiber quality and improve energy efficiency.

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