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noun ac·tion \ˈak-shən\

Medical Definition of action

  1. 1:  the process of exerting a force or bringing about an effect that results from the inherent capacity of an agent <protein synthesis is an expression of gene action> <insecticidal action>

  2. 2:  a function or the performance of a function of the body (as defecation) or of one of its parts <the normal baby has three or four actions of the bowel in 24 hours—Morris Fishbein> <heart action>

  3. 3:  an act of will

  4. 4actions pl :  behavior <aggressive actions>





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