What is another word for action mechanism?

70 synonyms found


[ ˈakʃən mˈɛkənˌɪzəm], [ ˈakʃən mˈɛkənˌɪzəm], [ ˈa_k_ʃ_ə_n m_ˈɛ_k_ə_n_ˌɪ_z_ə_m]

How to use "Action mechanism" in context?

Action mechanisms are the physical or chemical processes that take place in cells and organs to cause change in their environment. These processes are instrumental in the body's ability to maintain homeostasis, which is the stability of the internal environment.

The most common action mechanisms in the body are the four that drive energy production and distribution: oxidative phosphorylation, glycolysis, the electron transport chain, and the transmembrane transport systems. The process of photosynthesis also involves an action mechanism, as does the functioning of the nervous system.

Action mechanisms are also responsible for the body's response to injury and infection.

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  • n.

    • artifact

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