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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.

me·chan·ics

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

mechanics

/me·chan·ics/ (mĕ-kan´iks) the science dealing with the motions of bodies.
body mechanics  the application of kinesiology to prevent and correct problems related to posture.

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.

me·chan·ics

(mĕ-kan'iks)
The science of the action of forces in promoting motion or equilibrium.
See: mechanical

mechanics

the study of forces and motion of bodies and objects.

mechanics

study of forces acting on objects, and effects induced by the application of force (e.g. movement, size, shape and structural effects)

mechanics

the science dealing with the motions of material bodies.

body mechanics
the application of kinesiology to the use of the body in normal activities.

Patient discussion about mechanics

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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