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constitution

 [kon″stĭ-too´shun]
1. the make-up or functional habit of the body, determined by the genetic, biochemical, and physiologic endowment of the individual, and modified in great measure by environmental factors.
2. in chemistry, the atoms making up a molecule and the way they are linked, the property that distinguishes a compound from its structural isomers.

con·sti·tu·tion

(kon'sti-tū'shŭn),
1. The physical makeup of a body, including the mode of performance of its functions, the activity of its metabolic processes, the manner and degree of its reactions to stimuli, and its power of resistance to the attack of pathogenic organisms or other disease processes.
2. chemistry the number and kind of atoms in the molecule and the relation they bear to each other.
[L. constitutio, constitution, disposition, fr. constituo, pp. -stitutus, to establish, fr. statuo, to set up]

constitution

/con·sti·tu·tion/ (kon″stĭ-too´shun)
1. the make-up or functional habit of the body.constitu´tional
2. the arrangement of atoms in a molecule.

constitution

the general bodily health of an individual, expressed by the person's physical and mental ability to function adequately in adverse circumstances.

constitution

Fringe medicine
Iris constitution, see there.

Homeopathy
Constitutional type, see there.
 
Psychiatry
A person’s intrinsic physical and psychologic endowment. Constitution may refer to a person’s physical inheritance or intellectual potential.

Vox populi
The founding document for a government, which delineates its essential principles and the rights of its people.

constitution

Psychiatry A person's intrinsic physical and psychologic endowment; sometimes used more narrowly to indicate physical inheritance or intellectual potential

con·sti·tu·tion

(kon'sti-tū'shŭn)
1. The physical makeup of a body, including the mode of performance of its functions, the activity of its metabolic processes, the manner and degree of its reactions to stimuli, and its power of resistance to the attack of pathogenic organisms.
2. chemistry The number and kind of atoms in the molecule and the relation they bear to each other.
[L. constitutio, constitution, disposition, fr. constituo, pp. -stitutus, to establish, fr. statuo, to set up]

constitution,

n 1. the fundamental components that form a human being or thing.
2. the total configuration of traits, physical and mental, that categorize a person. This compendium will consider both the effects of nature and nurture on that person. See also homeopathic medicine, constitutional; consitutional prescribing, constitution, carbonic; constitution, epidemic; constitution, fluoric; constitution, phosphoric; sensitive type; constitution, sulphuric; susceptibility; and typology.
constitution, carbonic,
n one of the three body types developed by Nebel; consists of squat, stout, often obese people with joint hypolaxity. The homeopathic remedy is calcarea carbonica. Also called
brevilinear constitution. See constitution, fluoric and constitution, phosphoric.
constitution, epidemic,
n inherent qualities of people that make them sensitive to epidemic diseases.
constitution, fluoric,
n the connection between thin undernourished people (ectomorphic body build) with slack ligaments and hyperextensible joints, and the properties of the homeo-pathic remedy, calcarea fluorica. See also constitution, carbonic; constitution; morphology; constitution, phosphoric; constitution, sulphuric; and typology.
constitution, phosphoric,
n category of body typified by being tall, lanky, and flexible and associated with the calcarea phosphorica homeopathic remedies. See also constitution, carbonic; constitution, fluoric; morphology; and constitution, sulphuric.
constitution, sulphuric,
n category of body typified by being balanced and average. Also called
normolinear constitution. See also carbonic constitution, fluoric constitution, phosphoric constitution, and morphology.

con·sti·tu·tion

(kon'sti-tū'shŭn)
The physical makeup of a body, including the mode of performance of its functions, the activity of its metabolic processes, the manner and degree of its reactions to stimuli, and its power of resistance to the attack of pathogenic organisms or other disease processes.
[L. constitutio, constitution, disposition, fr. constituo, pp. -stitutus, to establish, fr. statuo, to set up]

constitution,

n the general makeup of the body as determined by genetic, physiologic, and biochemical factors. An individual's constitution may be markedly influenced by environment.

constitution

1. the makeup or functional habit of the body.
2. the order in which the atoms of a molecule are joined together.

Patient discussion about constitution

Q. What really constitutes ADD? Don't all kids have short attention spans because they are curious? What I'm saying is. I'm a very curious fellow, so, therefore, I cannot hold my attention to one thing for more than a minute. Does this mean I have ADD?

A. to what you said about how come they didn't have all these problems lots of years ago, I'll have to say it is true the kids today have a lot more stimulations than what kids had a 100 years ago, though, these problems- ADD and ADHD did exist, even with less things around to lose focus to. even about 20 years ago, when the awareness was too small, teachers just called these kids "stupid" or slow, cause they wern't able to listen for a long period of time and then did'nt know what to answer when asked. the awareness helped save lots of very smart focusless kids...

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Such of you as are now dissatisfied, still have the old Constitution unimpaired, and, on the sensitive point, the laws of your own framing under it; while the new administration will have no immediate power, if it would, to change either.
Hamid Khan said there is difference in the constitutions of Pakistan and India.
Leader of the House said that the first 40 articles of the constitution are the crux of the whole constitutions.
We must however not forget that most of all previous Egyptian constitutions were built on the premise of separation of religion and state.
The members of the Ba Women s Forum are happy with the new constitution particularly the incorporation of conjugal right to property ownership that was absent in other constitutions.
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State constitutions are much longer and much more detailed," Mr.
Although it has only 4,440 words, it is the oldest and shortest written constitution of any major government in the world and used by over 100 countries when drafting their own constitutions.
tr" including all constitutions to this date, amendments, proposals by political parties, vocational organizations and non-governmental organizations, constitutions of the other countries and comments about the new constitution, will be prepared.
Written by Florida Bar member Robert Williams, The Law of American State Constitutions provides coverage of the legal doctrines surrounding, applying to, and arising from American state constitutions and their judicial interpretation.
Oceana now consists of five main online databases, including; "Constitutions of the Countries of the World Online," a compilation of 188 country constitutions with commentary; "Constitutions of Dependencies and Territories Online," including translations and commentary on the constitutions and their 170 dependencies and territories,- "Constitutions of the United States: National and State Online," including the U.
They provide a historical overview of Turkish constitutions from the Ottoman Turkish Constitution proclaimed in 1876 through the current constitution adopted in 1982, examine the fifteen amendments to the constitution since 1987 and the closely related implementing or "harmonization" laws, explore the effects of European Union membership prospects on democratization reforms and the constitution-making process, and analyze the debates on the draft for a new constitution prepared by the governing Justice and Development Party.