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- v. Present participle of functionate.
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Theoretically, child-bearing ought to be but little more painful than the functionating of numerous other vital organs -- stomach, heart, bladder, bowels, etc. -- and, indeed, it is not in the case of certain savage tribes and other aboriginal people, such as our own North
The evils which result from constipation mechanically, frequently have serious consequences by interfering with the circulation of the blood to the womb, by forcing the womb to assume wrong positions, by straining at stool, and by preventing the kidneys from functionating properly; these may render the life of the pregnant woman miserable, and may be the direct cause of a painful, prolonged, difficult labor.
Sudden complete obstruction of one main bronchus does not cause noticeable dyspnea provided its fellow is functionating.