decompensation love

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Medicine The inability of a bodily organ or system, especially the circulatory system, to maintain adequate physiological function in the presence of disease.
  • noun Psychology The inability to maintain defense mechanisms in response to stress, resulting in personality disturbance or psychological imbalance.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Failing compensation of the heart in valvular disease.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun medicine The inability of a diseased or weakened organic system or organ to compensate for its deficiency, resulting in functional deterioration.
  • noun psychology The deterioration of cognitive or emotional functionality in a person who is distressed or who suffers from a psychological disorder.

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Examples

  • And they added, "There may be an initial period of normal development and function before decompensation in association with metabolic stress or immune activation, such as fasting, illness or vaccination."

    David Kirby: Government and Many Scientists Agree: Vaccine-Autism Research Should Continue

  • And they added, "There may be an initial period of normal development and function before decompensation in association with metabolic stress or immune activation, such as fasting, illness or vaccination."

    David Kirby: Government and Many Scientists Agree: Vaccine-Autism Research Should Continue

  • Fetal echocardiography is essential for monitoring the pump twin for signs of decompensation and possible intervention.

    Twin Reversed Arterial Perfusion Sequence and Bipolar Cord

  • It doesn't take into account that so-called disorders, which are diagnosed and treated as if they were each separate and binary you have them or you don't illnesses, are primarily signs of decompensation, By that I mean, when the brain gets overwhelmed and can't perform its function well.

    Alvaro Fernandez: We Need to Reinvent Brain Care

  • It doesn't take into account that so-called disorders, which are diagnosed and treated as if they were each separate and binary (you have them or you don't) illnesses, are primarily signs of decompensation, By that I mean, when the brain gets overwhelmed and can't perform its function well.

    Alvaro Fernandez: We Need to Reinvent Brain Care

  • The last time I was in the Holy City, in 1999, on the eve of the new millennium, local officials expected a large outbreak of the so-called Jerusalem syndrome, defined by doctors from the Kfar Shaul Mental Health Center in a paper published by the British Journal of Psychiatry as “a psychotic decompensation… related to religious excitement induced by proximity to the holy places of Jerusalem.”

    The Lampshade

  • Out of my total emotional decompensation, I managed to get out only three words amidst the tears: "I love you."

    Norris J. Chumley, Ph.D.: Parenting Advice: A Father's Pre-Empty Nest Post-Partum Mess

  • It doesn't take into account that so-called disorders, which are diagnosed and treated as if they were each separate and binary (you have them or you don't) illnesses, are primarily signs of decompensation, By that I mean, when the brain gets overwhelmed and can't perform its function well.

    Alvaro Fernandez: We Need to Reinvent Brain Care

  • Mr McCain is too old for this job, the fear of recurrent cancer is present, has the PTSD with chronic eemotional decompensation and is a good candidate to have stroke and heart attack. —

    Google and the Anti-Obama Bloggers - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com

  • PINSKY: The problem here is that here's a woman that's suddenly under the scrutiny of the spotlight who, as you said when you went out to break, maybe has some -- some developmental issues, who is under tremendous stress and now has had a psychiatric decompensation and is in a psychiatric hospital.

    CNN Transcript Jun 6, 2009

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