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To cause or bring about. See: induction.
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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.
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(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
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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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We will say that F is a subgraph of G with induced diamonds if F is isomorphic to a subgraph of G (not necessarily induced) in such a way that all the induced diamonds of F induce also diamonds in G, i.e., the tips of a diamond in F are also not adjacent in G.
If V ([D.sub.1]) does not intersect V ([D.sub.2]), then [D.sub.1] [union] [D.sub.2] would induce a subgraph in G that contains [T.sub.1] as subgraph with induced diamonds [D.sub.1] and [D.sub.2].
The main difficulty may be to develop in each case an immunogenic moiety that can effectively induce the desired antibody population.
It is thought that the drug acts on the G1/S or early checkpoint of the cell cycle via CDK inhibition and induces cancer cells to die by committing suicide via apoptosis.
Because leaves present at the time of damage could not induce trichomes, this result indicates that the observed induced resistance was not entirely due to induction of trichomes, and probably was related to phytochemical induction.
More recently, a study employing methylation arrays suggests that adult dietary genistein induces gene hypermethylation in the prostate gland (Day et al.
This study builds on previously announced results that described immunogenicity results in sheep, particularly the ability of DCtag to induce superior interferon gamma production, a key marker of antiviral immunity.
gammaT was shown to induce cancer cells but not normal cells to undergo apoptosis, sensitize cancer cells to Tumor necrosis factor-Related Apoptosis-Inducing Ligand (TRAIL)-induced apoptosis, and increase death receptor 5 (DR5) mRNA, protein and cell surface expression.
They induce local mucosal neutralizing immunity and cell-mediated responses that may be longer lasting and more cross-protective than those elicited by chemically inactivated (killed) vaccine preparations.
Any EDC having an estrogenic effect through classical ERs can be a candidate to induce insulin overexpression.