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vital function

noun, Physiology
1.
any function of the body that is essential for life.
Origin of vital function
1795-1805
1795-1805
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  • It is engendered in the Reproductive System; which may be regarded as the power-house of Life and vital function.

    Feminism and Sex-Extinction Arabella Kenealy
  • For centuries they have been taking over every vital function of our life.

    Valley of the Croen Lee Tarbell
  • Like a spear-point embedded in a living body, it inflamed all around it and deranged every vital function.

    The Framework of Home Rule Erskine Childers
  • The presumption is that a female of this kind would also die if the lethal acts injuriously on some vital function or structure.

  • With her wireless out of action she was impotent to perform the vital function of communicating with her invisible consorts.

    Billy Barcroft, R.N.A.S. Percy F. Westerman
  • Conclusive proof of the diminution of vital function during sleep is thus obtained.

  • The chemistry of the neuroplasm determines the vital function of the phronema.

    The Wonders of Life Ernst Haeckel
  • No one has done more to bring out the depths there are in vital function than Bernard.

    Makers of Modern Medicine James J. Walsh
  • Water is absolutely essential to the performance of every vital function connected with human metabolism.

    The Mother and Her Child William S. Sadler

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