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temperance

 [tem´per-ans]
self-control regarding temptations, such as overindulgence in food, drink, or sex. In a broader sense it can be defined as doing good in one's business or affairs, with modesty, self-control, moderation, and humility. In virtue-based theories of ethics, temperance can be defined as the habitual disposition of practitioners toward responsible use of power for the good of patients, protecting patients from undertreatment, abandonment, and overtreatment.

tem·per·ance

(tem'pĕr-ănts),
Moderation in all things; however, abstinence from the use of alcoholic beverages.
[L. temperantia, moderation]

temperance

[tem′pərəns]
behavior that emphasizes moderation and self-restraint, particularly in the use of alcohol.

tem·per·ance

(tem'pĕr-ăns)
Moderation in all things; especially, abstinence from the use of alcoholic beverages.
[L. temperantia, moderation]

tem·per·ance

(tem'pĕr-ăns)
Moderation in all things; however, colloquially, usually abstinence from consumption of alcoholic beverages.
[L. temperantia, moderation]

Patient discussion about temperance

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:
http://www.imedix.com/health_community/vk5WpzmW5Idg_bipolar_symptoms?q=bipolar%20symptomes

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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