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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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Although some progress has been made in inducing mucosal immunity in laboratory animals with DNA vaccines by using cationic lipids or other delivery vehicles, as well as immunostimulatory CpG dinucleotide motifs, no reports exist on the induction of mucosal immunity by DNA vaccines in humans.
Moreover, in pancreatic [beta]-cells, BPA and DES bind to ncmER at doses similar to those of 17[beta]-[E.sub.2], inducing the potentiation of [[[Ca.sup.2+]].sub.i] oscillations (Nadal et al.
The same level and duration of the acoustic stress (100 dBA for 12 hr) were previously demonstrated to be effective in inducing ultrastructural alterations in rat adrenal cells, mainly involving the mitochondria and endoplasmic reticulum (Pellegrini et al.
Although the molecular structure of BPA and DES is similar, it remains unknown whether this contributes to the similarity in their kinetics in inducing luciferase activity.
Although they are typically preceded by and presumably induced by exposure of the individual to one or more chemicals, there is no accepted view as to how those chemicals may act in inducing MCS.
To find out whether the molecule indeed plays a role in inducing sleep, the team synthesized it and injected it into rats.
On a per-weight basis, chrysotile was more potent in inducing Ser15 phosphorylation and accumulation of p53 protein than was crocidolite.
To demonstrate the technique for inducing transparency, the Stanford team used a heated cell containing strontium vapor.
The induction of apoptosis appears to depend on the inducing agent, although apoptosis itself is a basic cellular inherent process (29).
Genes capable of inducing pregnancy block seem to be present on several chromosomes.
Dietary catechol (CAT), a constituent of cigarette smoke, was previously found to be a cocarcinogen with methyl-N-nitrosamine for inducing esophageal tumors in rats.
Scientists also have suspected that visible wavelengths play a role in inducing the tumors, but Tibbitts and co-worker Robert Morrow say they are the first to determine the specific wavelengths involved and to suggest that a particular plant-pigment molecule, known as phytochrome, mediates tumor growth.