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degenerate

 
1. (de-jen´er-āt) to change from a higher to a lower form.
2. (de-jen´er-it) characterized by degeneration.

de·gen·er·ate

(dē-jen'ĕr-āt), Negative or pejorative connotations of this word may render it offensive in some contexts.
1. To pass to a lower level of mental, physical, or moral state; to fall below the normal or acceptable type or state.
2. Below the normal or acceptable; that which has passed to a lower level.

degenerate

/de·gen·er·ate/ (de-jen´er-āt) to change from a higher to a lower form.

degenerate

/de·gen·er·ate/ (de-jen´er-at) characterized by degeneration.

degenerate

(dĭ-jĕn′ər-ĭt)
adj.
1. Medicine Characterized by degeneration, as of tissue, a cell, or an organ.
2. Biology Having lost one or more highly developed functions, characteristics, or structures through evolution: a degenerate life form.
3. Genetics Relating to or being a gene that has multiple codons for the same amino acid.
intr.v. (-ə-rāt′) degener·ated, degener·ating, degener·ates
To undergo degeneration.

de·gen′er·ate·ly adv.
de·gen′er·ate·ness n.

degenerate

Etymology: L, degenerare
1 v, (də·jen′er·āt) to change from a higher to a lower type or form.
2 adj, (də·jen′er·ət) characterized by degeneration.

degenerate

noun A poetic (i.e., nonmedical) term for a person who engages in an excess of sensual pleasures, especially sexual.

de·gen·er·ate

1. (dē-jenĕr-āt) To pass to a lower level of mental, physical, or moral state; to fall below the normal or acceptable type or state.
2. (de-jen'ĕr-ăt) Below the normal or acceptable; that which has passed to a lower level.

degenerate

1. to change from a higher to a lower form.
2. characterized by degeneration.

Patient discussion about degenerate

Q. Is bipolar degenerative? Does it get worse with age? What can I do with this? Is bipolar degenerative? Does it get worse with age? I am with type II but I get in to severe depression at times. My mania is in short spurts but increasing in intensity. What can I do with this?

A. Thank you for sharing your experience richguys... I hope that you find a treatment soon that eleviates the symptoms you have been experiencing... I'll be thinking about you.

Q. Is degenerative disc disease and arthritis the same thing? My husband was recently in a auto accident at work. They did a CT Scan of his head and neck. The doctor said that the CT Scan found that he has arthritis in his neck. After receiving the report ourselves to take to another doctor it reads: "There is minimal early degenerative disc disease with osteophyte formation predominately at C5-6. " My husband never had a problem with his neck before the accident

A. I was suffering from pain for 2 years and undergoing numerous test for causes when a trip to a neurologist for migraines gave me an answer. FINALLY! This was in July of this year so I am still learning and finding out about fibromyalgia but I do know in the last couple of years there has been a greater acceptance BUT there are still a lot of doctors not being supportive (from experience and talking with others) and the public in general can be unaccepting b/c you look healthy, seem to be healthy and they can not understand why you are in pain that "can't be explained!" I encourage suffers of fibro to find support within their peers! it really helps to talk to people that understand! That's what brought me to this site to start with and I am so glad I found it!

Q. I am interested in information on working with fibromyalgiaI am having problems just coping at home! I have had 2 c-spine surgeries in 2 years, have degenerative disc disease, maigrains with nuurological tendencies, fatigue, deppression and fibromyalgia. I can't stand for long , sit for long, just making it through my daily life is stressful enough how do people manage to work? I have been off since August of last year but wan to feel well enough so I can return to the working world, Any suggestions? Tried Lyrica, doctor took me off the side affects for me were terrible!

A. I had a cervical spinal fusion, C4-5,C5-6 and a SLAP repair of my left shoulder. Initially after the fusion the headaches and tinlging went away and then 4 months later, while in a PT work conditioning prorgam, the headaches returned, along with nausea, vomiting and vertigo. My doctor basically ignored the symptoms for the last 5 months and I was finally referred to a neurologist who is treating me with Lyrica and Imitrex. The side effects are brutal and it has come done to living with the headaches and other symptoms vs. living in a fog unable to function. I have come to realize that there is no magic "fix" and all the meds mask the stymptoms temporarily but it's a tradeoff when you consider the side effects and possible long term health issues from meds such as Lyrica that have no research as far as long term health conditions. I found a natural remedy called Headache Free and I'm giving it a try.....good luck because I know exactly how debilitative these symptoms are

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Given this decay rate, white dwarfs and neutrons stars will evaporate by 1040 years, bringing down the curtain on the degenerate era.
Early in mammalian evolution, however, the Y chromosome apparently began to degenerate rapidly.
That the one cell that degenerates in the disease has dual signals is interesting," says Zoghbi.
There is a certain authenticity to these arguments, but it is also the case that people who lived in past centuries would be horrified to see their buildings endearingly degenerate, and that part of our loathing for decayed Modernist work has to do with our lack of nostalgia for Modernism itself.
The paintings are survivors of what the Nazis called degenerate art.
Clair's show explores how classification - the favorite methodology of science and anthropology - can degenerate into fascism.
And previous work has shown that when nerves can no longer communicate with surrounding cells, they degenerate and die.
Before the development of Coblation technology, physicians used conventional arthroscopy techniques to remove soft tissue in the knee, but this usually resulted in irregular fragmented edges that continued to degenerate.
Almost as interesting as "The Age of Positivism" is "Totalitarian Arts and Degenerate Art," which deals with the art produced under Europe's various totalitarian regimes of the '30s and '40s.
In both, brain cells degenerate because they accumulate a membrane lipid normally metabolized by beta-hexosaminidase.
Gerash painted Breeden as a ``hateful, degenerate misfit'' who lived off his family's fortune.
The Paris Salon d'Automne of 1905; the Blaue Reiter exhibition in Munich in 1911; the salon of the Section d'Or in Paris in 1912; the New York Armory Show of 1913; the First International Dada Fair in Berlin in 1920; "Entartete Kunst," the exhibition of degenerate art in Munich in 1937; Peggy Guggenheim's Art of This Century gallery and the "First Papers of Surrealism" exhibition, which opened within days of each other in New York in 1942; the "Ninth Street Show" in New York in 1951; Yves Klein's "Le Vide" (The void) and Arman's "Full-Up," both in Paris, in 1958 and 1960 respectively; "Primary Structures," New York, 1966; "When Attitudes Become Form," Bern, 1969--each of these defined a moment in Western avant-garde selfhood.