Hypofunction


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Hypofunction

 

insufficiently intense activity (function) of a given organ, tissue, or system that can also disrupt the vital processes of the organism. (For example, hypofunction of the thyroid gland—diminished output of the hormone thyroxine—results in a lowered metabolic rate and myxedema.)

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In this study, we showed that ApoE-/- mice featured with hyperlipidemia and atherosclerosis had heart hypofunction and, on the other hand, exhibited many changes in the aspect of aorta and microvascular, including the extent of arterial blood supply and vessel elasticity reduced, endothelium-dependent vasodilatation weakened, angiogenesis from aorta contained plaque increased and MVD in heart decreased.
The results suggested that vestibular therapy for unilateral peripheral vestibular hypofunction was effective but none of the interventions were superior.
Keywords: Caloric test, ocular VEMP, video head impulse test, peripheral vestibular disorder, vestibular hypofunction, canal paralysis
Regardless of the etiology of salivary gland hypofunction, changes in the oral ecology occur with unstimulated whole saliva flow rates below 0.
increasing annually, the likelihood of seeing individuals with salivary hypofunction due to prescription medication intake will be more of a concern to oral health professionals.
Evidence of pineal endocrine hypofunction in autistic children.
However, upon burns, human body cannot maintain a positive nitrogen balance or normal physiological functions, while exogenous arginine can alleviate immune hypofunction and increase protein synthesis after burn traumas.
Moreover, the formation of recurrent and atypical patterns of dental caries follows from salivary gland hypofunction (16).
Glutamate and schizophrenia and the N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor hypofunction hypothesis.
One subject with systemic vasculitis, with ear disease with bilateral vestibular hypofunction,) and absent vestibulo-ocular reseponses to sinusoidal rotation, had persistent horizontal nystagmus with either ear down.
The finding of similar levels of LH and prolactin in MS, DM2 and controls is contrary to reports of pituitary hypofunction, supported by low testosterone and inappropriately low luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) concentrations in diabetics (30).
Rather supporting the first hypothesis, Vitale and colleagues described two PD patients without LTF but marked vestibular dysbalance to develop mobile LTF ipsilateral to the vestibular hypofunction during six months of follow-up [3].