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Word: motility

Definition: ability to move spontaneously; ADJ. motile: moving spontaneously

Sentences Containing 'motility'

"B. mallei" has bacterial protein dependent actin-based motility once inside the cell.
As Scleroderma progresses, esophageal involvement from abnormalities in decreased motility may worsen due to progressive fibrosis (scarring).
At the cellular level, different modes of motility exist: Many cells are not motile, for example "Yersinia pestis" at 37 °C, "Klebsiella pneumoniae" and "Shigella".
Both "tinsel" and "whiplash" flagella beat in a sinusoidal wave pattern, but when both are present, the tinsel will beat in the opposite direction of the whiplash, to give 2 axes of control of motility.
Depending on species, Hormogonia can be many hundreds of micrometers in length and can travel as fast as 11 μm/s. They move via gliding motility, requiring a wet-able surface or a viscous substrate, such as agar for motion.
Focal adhesions are in a state of constant flux: proteins associate and disassociate with it continually as signals are transmitted to other parts of the cell, relating to anything from cell motility to cell cycle.
For those males exposed to OP pesticides, poor semen and sperm quality have been seen, including reduced seminal volume and percentage motility, as well as a decrease in sperm count per ejacuate.
He obtained a PhD in Medicine at Utrecht University (Utrecht) with a thesis on "Motility and hemodynamics of the canine gastrointestinal tract".
HGF binds to c-met receptors found on mesenchymal cell types to produce its many different effects such as increased cellular motility, morphogenesis, proliferation and differentiation.
His team also discovered that the transmembrane protein ephrin-B2 controls endothelial cell motility and VEGF receptor endocytosis.
In biology, motility is the ability to move spontaneously and actively, consuming energy in the process.
Motility may also refer to an organism's ability to move food through its digestive tract, i.e., peristaltics (gut motility, intestinal motility, etc.).
Normalization of head position may occur but restoration of full motility is seldom achieved.
Scleroderma can decrease motility anywhere in the gastrointestinal tract. The most common source of decreased motility involvement is the esophagus and the lower esophageal sphincter, leading to dysphagia and chest pain.
The effects of organophosphate poisoning on muscarinic receptors are recalled using the mnemonic SLUDGEM (Salivation, Lacrimation, Urination, Defecation, Gastrointestinal motility, Emesis, miosis) An additional mnemonic is MUDDLES: miosis, urination, diarrhea, diaphoresis, lacrimation, excitation, and salivation.

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