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1. Capable of admitting anything additional, or any change, affection, or influence; readily acted upon; as, a body susceptible of colour or of alteration. It sheds on souls susceptible of light, The glorious dawn of our eternal day. (young)

2. Capable of impression; having nice sensibility; impressible; tender; sensitive; as, children are more susceptible than adults; a man of a susceptible heart. Candidates are . . . Not very susceptible of affronts. (Cowper) I am constitutionally susceptible of noises. (lamb) Susceptibleness, Susceptibly.

Origin: F, from L. Suscipere, susceptum, to take up, to support, undertake, recognize, admit; pref. Sus (see Sub-) _ capere to take. See Capable.

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Vitamin D absorption for different skin types

... to start. So my question is if people with lighter skin can synthesise vitamin D more easily, does this mean that people with darker skin are more susceptible to depression from vitamin D deficiency, or do people with darker skin naturally have a higher amount in their system to begin with?

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by Piggis
Tue Jul 08, 2014 10:29 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Vitamin D absorption for different skin types
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Hyperadrenergic POTS

... (e.g. atomoxetine or reboxetine). It's been found that pharmacological NET inhibition can recreate an orthostatic tachycardia phenotype in susceptible healthy volunteer subjects. Yohimbine, a central alpha-2 antagonist that will also increase synaptic norepinephrine, can also cause orthostatic ...

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Wed Mar 19, 2014 5:38 pm
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Topic: Hyperadrenergic POTS
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... anyone to go into a trance by hyperventilation. Haven't tried it myself. It can cause minor brain damage and can lead to fitting in people who are susceptible. In more primitive societies, people who react in this way to hyperventilation are often held in high esteem. Does this answer your question? ...

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by animartco
Wed Aug 07, 2013 12:09 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The selective advantage of God
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