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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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Summary: An incident involving the accidental death of a chicken in the village of Debaal in south Lebanon degenerated into a scuffle Thursday between four people, with one stabbing the other in the back.
People need to understand that it is not our responsibility that things degenerated to this point, but our responsibility is not to let it degenerate further.
Safa Adnan Ghanem told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / the two bodies were found degenerated, one was slaughtered, while the other suffered fractures in his feet.
The ICC statement came after African Union chairman Hailemariam Desalegn during a an African summit in Addis Ababa on Monday said African leaders believe that the ICC prosecutions "have degenerated into some kind of race hunt" of Africans.
A degenerated disc is like a collapsed sponge which needs to be restored to its normal size.
But by Elizabethan times the word had degenerated and meant only to smell offensively.
At least 30 people, including children, gathered in Park Street, Penrhiwceiber, to watch as the screaming of obscenities and threats degenerated into a physical struggle.
MELBOURNE, Australia, April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Global regenerative medicine company Mesoblast Limited (ASX:MSB) today announced that its Phase 2 clinical trial investigating the use of allogeneic, or off-the-shelf, Mesenchymal Precursor Cells (MPCs) for non-surgical restoration of degenerated intervertebral discs and treatment of low back pain has enrolled 50% of the total study patients.
The company says physicians are now free to utilize the system in the FAST procedure-Focused Aspiration of Soft Tissue-for removal of degenerated tissue and restoration of natural tendon and soft tissue function for their patients.
Tropical Depression Bonnie degenerated into an area of low pressure on Saturday as it started to affect portions of the northern Gulf coast from Louisiana eastward to the Florida Panhandle, forecasters said.
For years, researchers have aimed to transplant stem cells to replace light-sensitive rod cells that had degenerated.
The incident mirrored one that occurred at the same church last year, when the situation degenerated into something of a free-for-all, with sash wearers attempting to pluck Communion off plates and a demonstrator distributing broken bits of the host to cohorts.