from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Not conforming to type; unusual or irregular.
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- adj. Not conforming to the normal type.
- adj. Unusual or irregular.
- n. An atypical antipsychotic.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as atypic.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. not representative of a group, class, or type
- adj. deviating from normal expectations; somewhat odd, strange, or abnormal
Those lawyers would be well advised to think out - side of the box, and to use their legal skills in atypical ways.
One thing which makes my experience atypical is that I either learned it or became aware of it in my teens.
In that sense, it could be called atypical for the year.
Avalanna's cancer is called atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor ATRT and is so rare that fewer than 30 new cases are diagnosed in the US each year.
When a patient fails first-line SSRI therapy, psychiatrists often look to augment therapy with off-label atypical antipsychotics.
A newer generation of drugs, the so-called atypical anti-psychotics, is not necessarily proving more effective than their predecessors, according to recent trials, though their side effects are less debilitating.
Widely used drugs known as atypical antipsychotics–which include Zyprexa and AstraZeneca PLC's Seroquel–carry safety risks including weight gain and elevated blood sugar the companies have paid hundreds of millions of dollars to settle lawsuits alleging the drugs caused diabetes and other injuries.
In many cases, however, mental health professionals are not so much worried about the generic "overmedication" mentioned in media accounts as they are about certain new diagnoses, such as "Attenuated Psychosis Syndrome" and "Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder" leading to certain heavy-duty medications -- namely, atypical antipsychotics -- being prescribed to particular groups, such as young people.
But it belongs to a class of therapies, known as atypical antipsychotics, that has come under fire for safety risks and questionable marketing practices.
That claim runs counter to established research that links so-called atypical antipsychotic drugs, such as Seroquel, to considerable weight gain.
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