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Moderate; restrained in the indulgence of any appetite or activity.


/tem·per·ate/ (tem´per-at) restrained; characterized by moderation; as a temperate bacteriophage, which infects but does not lyse its host.


(tĕm′pər-ĭt, tĕm′prĭt)
a. Of or occurring in the Temperate Zone: temperate regions; temperate species.
b. Characterized by moderate temperatures, weather, or climate; neither hot nor cold.
a. Moderate in degree or quality; restrained: temperate criticism.
b. Exercising moderation and self-restraint: learned to be temperate in eating and drinking.
3. Biology Of or relating to a virus that infects bacterial cells but rarely causes lysis: temperate bacteriophages.

tem′per·ate·ly adv.
tem′per·ate·ness n.


Moderate; restrained in the indulgence of any appetite or activity.


Moderate; restrained in the indulgence of any activity.

Patient discussion about temperate

Q. What are the symptoms of Bipolar? and how does it effect one's health/temper?

A. here is a nice video i saw that describes bipolar symptoms:

and about how it affect your health- the affect is secondary. when you are in a depression episode you don't eat well, avoid showers and cleaning the house and it affects your health. and it leads to suicidle thoughts too- this has a tremendous afect on your health.

Q. what is the effect of hormones during pregnancy on a woman's temper?

A. Hormonal changes during pregnancy can indeedn cause mood changes, starting from anxiety or agitations to developing major clinical symptoms of depression. Pregnancy affects each woman differently.

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Despite these protective mechanisms, in 2009 47% of the cool temperate rainforest in the Central Highlands of Victoria was burnt (Worley 2012).
To get a better understanding of the effects climate change will have on cool temperate rainforest, it is important to study the key canopy species that constitute the forest.
Acacia melanoxylon and Eucalyptus obliqua are both well adapted to fire and neither species is restricted to cool temperate rainforest or to Victoria.
Atherosperma moschatum and Dicksonia antarctica are both found in multiple regions as well as beyond Victoria (RBG 2012) and neither is restricted to cool temperate rainforest.
A key dominant species of Victoria's cool temperate rainforests is Nothofagus cunninghamii.
Should fire, the risk of which is increased by climate change conditions, become more frequent and intense throughout Victoria, cool temperate rainforest will be greatly impacted.
Baker PJ, Simkin R, Pappas N, McLeod A and McKenzie M (2012) Fire on the mountain: A multi-scale, multi-proxy assessment of the resilience of cool temperate rainforest to fire in Victoria's Central Highlands.
Jarman SJ and Brown MJ (1983) A definition of cool temperate rainforests in Tasmania.
Peel B (1999) Rainforests and cool temperate mixed forests of Victoria (Department of Natural Resources and Environment: East Melbourne)