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A-Z of Plastic Surgery

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Subject Reference
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2009
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Medicine and health, Surgery
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Lack of words for mood or emotion. Seen in patients with Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD).

depression

depression  

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1. A mental state characterized by a pessimistic sense of inadequacy and a despondent lack of activity.2. A pitted area on an anatomical structure such as a tooth. Mandibular depression is the ...
empathy

empathy  

n. the ability to imagine and understand the thoughts, perspective, and emotions of another person. In counselling and psychotherapy empathy is often considered to be one of the necessary qualities ...
fantasy

fantasy  

n. a complex sequence of imagination in which several imaginary elements are woven together into a story. An excessive preoccupation with one’s fantasies may be symptomatic of a difficulty in coping ...

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