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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All patients except two had vestibular hypofunction as evaluated by caloric response on the tumor ear.
We hypothesized that the exposure to cigarette smoke during lactation can induce BAT hypofunction at adulthood, promoting fat accumulation in both genders.
Recovery of dynamic visual acuity in bilateral vestibular hypofunction. Archives Otolaryngology Head Neck Surgery.
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.
Hompes et al., "Chronic fatigue syndrome and DNA hypomethylation of the glucocorticoid receptor gene promoter 1F region: associations with HPA axis hypofunction and childhood trauma," Psychosomatic Medicine, vol.
Further work demonstrated that IFN and IL-6 are crucial for loss of salivary flow, as [IFN[alpha].sup.-/-] and [IL-6.sup.-/-] mice were protected from salivary hypofunction following poly(I:C) administration [41].
She had a history of paranoid schizophrenia, thyroid gland hypofunction, and hypertensive disease.
Elevated expression of bone morphogenetic protein 6 (BMP6) was recently reported in the epithelia of SS patients, and hypofunction and increased lymphocytic infiltration of the salivary gland were induced by the overexpression of BMP6 in normal mice [8].
A 78-year-old man with HSK visited our hospital due to asymptomatic gross hematuria and renal hypofunction in August 2016.
One of the treatment options for vestibular disorders (unilateral and bilateral vestibular hypofunction and central or mixed vestibular disorders) is vestibular rehabilitation (VR).
In the study "Characterizing Patients with Unilateral Vestibular Hypofunction Using Kinematic Variability and Local Dynamic Stability during Treadmill Walking" by P.
While a previous study demonstrated unilateral peripheral vestibular hypofunction, ipsilateral to the LTF side [13], we observed a higher prevalence of bilateral alterations in PDPS patients here.