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1. A lowering or decrease of functional activity.

2. (Science: psychiatry) a mental state of depressed mood characterised by feelings of sadness, despair and discouragement. Depression ranges from normal feelings of the blues through dysthymia to major depression.

It in many ways resembles the grief and mourning that follow bereavement, there are often feelings of low self esteem, guilt and self reproach, withdrawal from interpersonal contact and somatic symptoms such as eating and sleep disturbances.

Origin: L. Depremere = to press down

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Brain intelligence

... below piamater. The greater number of cells are their, the greater is intelligence. To increase capacity for cells, brain develops inner folds and depressions, that leads to increase in capacity and number of cells. And he said that almost all people have same number of folds and depressions and ...

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Re: God vs Evolution

... shapes. However, without such selective highlighting their human resemblance is largely lost. Indeed, the entire shelf is covered with countless depressions of all shapes and sizes, but no distinct or convincing prints of any kind. In contrast, the nearby Main Site contains many well-preserved ...

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... strictly segregated from water, and can participate in hydrogen bonding. Direct precursor of adrenaline and thyroid hormones, it helps control depressions and anxiety, and acts as a growth hormone stimulant. Plays an intermediary role in the synthesis of the neurotransmitter Norepinephrine ...

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The Fiber Disease

... inflammations, are also known to be capable of activating both sympathetic nervous system and hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axes; thus, fostering depressions, which are well known to be a See page 68 of this document: http://www.iu-bremen.de/imperia/md/content/groups/schools/ses/research/rp_17_06_05.pdf

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Topic: The Fiber Disease
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