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grief

 [grēf]
1. keen mental suffering or distress over affliction or loss.
2. mental suffering or distress in response to a threatened or real loss, as loss of a body part or function, death of another person, or loss of one's possessions, job, status, or ideals; see also mourning. Various theorists have proposed stages of grieving; see descriptions under dying.

grief

(grēf),
a normal emotional response to an external loss; distinguished from a depressive disorder because it usually subsides after a reasonable time.

grief

(grēf) the normal emotional response to an external and consciously recognized loss.

grief

Etymology: L, gravis, heavy
a nearly universal pattern of physical and emotional responses to bereavement, separation, or loss. It is time linked and must be differentiated from depression. The physical components are similar to those of fear, rage, and pain: Stimulation of the sympathetic portion of the autonomic nervous system can cause increased heart and respiratory rates, dilated pupils, sweating, bristling of the hair, increased blood flow to the muscles, and increased energy reserves. Digestion slows. The emotional components proceed in stages from alarm to disbelief and denial, to anger and guilt, to a search for a source of comfort, and, finally, to adjustment to the loss. The way in which a grieving person behaves is greatly affected by the culture in which he or she has been raised. See also bereavement, parental grief.

grief

(grēf)
A normal emotional response to an external loss; distinguished from a depressive disorder because it usually subsides after a variable but reasonable time.

grief

The mental and physical responses to major loss of whatever kind, especially loss of a loved person. The mental aspects include unhappiness, anguish and pain, guilt, anger and resentment. The physical aspects are caused by overaction of the sympathetic part of the autonomic nervous system. This causes rapid breathing and heart rate, loss of appetite, a sense of a lump in the throat (GLOBUS HYSTERICUS), a fluttering sensation in the upper abdomen and sometimes severe restlessness. Grief follows a pattern of recognizable stages, some of which are: a sense of being stunned; refusal to accept the event; denial; a feeling of alarm; anger; a sense of guilt; and, eventually, consolation, adjustment and forgetting.

Patient discussion about grief

Q. what should i take for a sorrow throat?

A. There are many types of tablets you can take under your tongue that help relieve the pain, and you can get them over the counter. You should see a doctor if the sore throat continues longer than 1-2 days, to makw sure there is no possible bacterial infection involved in which case you will need antibiotics.

Q. On Joy and Sorrow Kahlil Gibran Your joy is your sorrow unmasked. And the selfsame well from which your laughter rises was oftentimes filled with your tears. And how else can it be? The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain. Is not the cup that holds your wine the very cup that was burned in the potter's oven? And is not the lute that soothes your spirit, the very wood that was hollowed with knives? When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.

A. without experiencing joy we could not recognize sorrow. and consequently, without sorrow we could not recognize joy.

Q. when do i know if my hobby of drinking become not healthy as addiction to the sorrow drop?

A. CRISTA;YOU NEED TO GET A BETTER HOBBIE?--hobbies are fun but this one is dangerous(check out some of the answers on this web site about alcohol--every time you take a drink you are killing brain cells -liver cells an causing an electro imbalance in your body,thats way people get a hangover ofter drinking--ALCOHOL AS A HOBBIE(BAD NEWS)-mrfoot56

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Coventry's 5-1 in Heat 9 put them ten points up with visiting reserve Josh Bates coming to grief, but that enabled the visitors to use a tactical ride in the next race.
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Church Village-born Donaldson was going along swimmingly putting together three birdies and 14 pars before coming to grief at the treacherous 18th hole at Le Golf National with his only dropped shot of the day.
Tartan Snow looked a likely winner before coming to grief at Newcastle last time and he can gain compensation as jump racing gets back on the road at Ayr.
But private hire cars are less easy to recognise and there have been instances of people coming to grief when they have been picked up by bogus drivers, especially after a night on the town.
The five-year-old had notched up a sequence of four wins this winter, and was staying on well when coming to grief under Noel Fehily at Sandown on Saturday.
Hobbs slammed into a tyre wall after coming to grief during a practice session for last month's historic first ever British Superbike Championship round at Croft.
Carl Wilkinson was forced to miss the Reading match due to illness, and Luke Priest had to withdraw after coming to grief in his first ride, but both riders should be back in the line-up this weekend.
Willie Mullins' charge led for much of the four-and- a half -mile contest under David Casey before coming to grief at the last fence.
Zaitoon has been performing better now he is getting further to run and he can defy top weight in the Chubb Master Package Novices Chase while Sleeting was travelling well enough before coming to grief last time to suggest he can take the Shoulton Condit ional Jockeys Handicap Hurdle for John Mackie.
Trained in Larne, Co Antrim, by Stuart Crawford, the 10-year-old looked sure to be involved when coming to grief at the fourth fence from the finish.