bodily function


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bodily function an organic process that takes place in the body "respiratory activity"
    • ***


In literature:

Hygienic habits are built up upon a sound knowledge of bodily needs and functions.
"The Pivot of Civilization" by Margaret Sanger
His appetites, his tastes, his habits, even his bodily functions are perverted.
"Plain Facts for Old and Young" by John Harvey Kellogg
In this period, they have the bodily powers, and all the animal functions remaining in full vigour.
"Boswell's Correspondence with the Honourable Andrew Erskine, and His Journal of a Tour to Corsica" by James Boswell
Blindness, deafness, loss of speech, every possible loss of function may follow a violent shock to a child's mind or bodily system.
"Papers on Health" by John Kirk
Of course, as a physician, I went over the bodily functions carefully, and studied, as far as I might, into the organic conditions.
"The Untroubled Mind" by Herbert J. Hall
For these suggest the idea of a cure to the subjective mind, which controls the bodily functions and conditions.
"Primitive Psycho-Therapy and Quackery" by Robert Means Lawrence
Her numerous bodily functions should be well performed.
"Sex" by Henry Stanton
What functions should be concealed?+ What is the limit of the bodily functions to be concealed?
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
She is closely questioned as to all bodily functions, and a careful record is kept of irregularities.
"The Making of a Trade School" by Mary Schenck Woolman
The stomach, the lungs, the heart must all function smoothly to maintain bodily health.
"The Next Step" by Scott Nearing

In news:

In a world where iFart is an acceptable product, you would think that pretty little abstractions of bodily functions would pass muster.
It talks, it blinks, it breathes and it performs…well, pretty much every human bodily function.
Now that the entire country's institutionalized & our televisions control our bodily functions I'd like to say a few words abt wanderlust & manifest destiny, yumyum.
Let's face it this involves a part of the body and bodily functions that people don't talk about in polite conversation.
While guys embrace their bodily functions — the good, the bad, and the totally foul — women tend to be squeamish about theirs.
I really don't see myself as a nurturer, and bodily functions and fluids gross me out.
This is really stu­pid, but some­one took the famous fight scene between Bruce Lee and Chuck Nor­ris in "Return of the Dragon" … and replaced all the sound effects with sneezes , burps, and other bod­ily functions.
Studies show that starving yourself can slow your metabolism, cause depression, and even screw up the function of your bodily organs.
The Curious Science of Bodily Functions.
" Indeed, bodily function becomes the central mystery here, as Tulip 's owner commits himself to "finding a husband for her.
Khambalia handled the unwelcome bodily function about as well as one could.
Vale Jr, an eminent endocrinologist who helped identify the hormones through which the brain governs basic bodily functions and who was involved in a combative race for the Nobel Prize, died on Jan 3 at his vacation home in Hana, Hawaii.

In science:

Steve Detweiler (U. of Florida) reminded the participants of the early days of quasi–normal modes research in the 1970’s, and the various names that were in use at the time, including his semi–serious proposal to name them after a human bodily function that reflects their poor quality factor.
Matters of Gravity, The Newsletter of the Topical Group in Gravitation of the American Physical Society, Volume 32, Fall 2008