adjective see involution

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  • involutional — index complex, sinuous Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • involutional — Relating to involution. * * * in·vo·lu·tion·al .in və lüsh nəl, ən əl adj 1) of or relating to involutional melancholia <involutional depression> 2) of or relating to the climacterium and its associated bodily and psychic changes <the… …   Medical dictionary

  • involutional — I. |invə|lüshənəl, shnəl also vəl|yü adjective Etymology: involution + al 1. : of or relating to involutional melancholia involutional depression 2. : of or relating to the climacterium and its associated bodily and psychic changes mental hygiene …   Useful english dictionary

  • involutional — /in veuh looh sheuh nl/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of involutional melancholia: involutional symptoms. n. 2. a person who suffers from involutional melancholia. [1905 10; INVOLUTION + AL1] * * * …   Universalium

  • involutional — adjective a) of or pertaining to involution b) characterized by involution …   Wiktionary

  • involutional — adj. of or pertaining to degeneration or changes caused by degeneration (Biology, Physiology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • involutional — in·vo·lu·tion·al …   English syllables

  • Involutional melancholia — or involutional depression is a traditional name for a psychiatric disorder affecting mainly elderly or late middle aged people, usually accompanied with paranoia. It is classically defined as depression of gradual onset occurring during the… …   Wikipedia

  • involutional melancholia — n agitated depression occurring at about the time of menopause or andropause that was formerly considered a distinct disorder but is now subsumed under major depressive disorder called also involutional psychosis * * * a severe depression,… …   Medical dictionary

  • involutional melancholia — noun or involutional psychosis : an agitated depression occurring at the time of the menopause or climacteric and usually characterized by somatic and nihilistic delusions * * * Psychiatry. (formerly) extreme depression related to menopause or,… …   Useful english dictionary

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