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trance

 [trans]
a state of altered consciousness characterized by heightened focal awareness and reduced peripheral awareness; a sleeplike state of reduced consciousness and activity.

TRANCE

(trans),
Abbreviation for tumor necrosis factor-related activation-induced cytokine, which stimulates osteoclast differentiation.
Synonym(s): OPG ligand
[TNF-related activation-induced cytokine]

trance

(trans),
An altered state of consciousness as in hypnosis, catalepsy, or ecstasy.
[L. transeo, to go across]

trance

(trans) a sleeplike state of altered consciousness marked by heightened focal awareness and reduced peripheral awareness.

trance

(trăns)
n.
1. A hypnotic, cataleptic, or ecstatic state.
2. Detachment from one's physical surroundings, as in contemplation or daydreaming.
3. A semiconscious state, as between sleeping and waking; a daze.
tr.v. tranced, trancing, trances
To put into a trance; entrance.

trance′like′ adj.

trance

Etymology: L, transire, to pass across
1 a sleeplike state characterized by the complete or partial suspension of consciousness and loss or diminution of motor activity, as seen in hypnosis, dissociative disorders, and various cataleptic and ecstatic states.
2 a dazed or bewildered condition; stupor.
3 a state of detachment from one's immediate surroundings, such as in deep concentration or daydreaming. Kinds of trances are alcoholic trance, death trance, hypnotic trance, and induced trance.

trance

Psychiatry A state of focused attention and diminished sensory and motor activity seen in hypnosis, hysterical neurosis, dissociative types. See Ecstatic religious state, Neurosis.

trance

(trans)
An altered state of consciousness as in hypnosis, catalepsy, or ecstasy.
[L. transeo, to go across]

trance

A state of reduced consciousness with diminished voluntary action. Trances may occur in some forms of EPILEPSY, in CATALEPSY, in HYSTERIA and in HYPNOSIS.

TRANCE

Acronym for tumour-necrosis-factor-related activation-induced cytokine. This cytokine stimulates osteoclast differentiation and offers the possibility of developing new control over bone loss in osteoporosis.

trance,

n an altered state of consciousness that can be natural or induced and is characterized by expanded or selected attention and awareness. Used for its therapeutic value in handling situations ranging from pain or stress management to phobia control, relaxation, and relief from nausea.
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Phrases like "far, far away" and "No more" moved Tennyson deeply, and often induced in him a trancelike state.
They stop at random homes along the way to perform a kind of shamanic dance--a trancelike jingling of the bells--and offer a wordless yodel known as a Zauri by way of a New Year's greeting.
power through which a corpse may be brought to a state of trancelike animation and made to obey the commands of the person exercising the power," may be helpful in thinking about the thesis of this book.
But the people who entered the trancelike state showed extra activity in a part of the brain called the prefrontal cortex.
4) This is the myth of the Bard in a trancelike communion with his readers enshrined in portraits like Virginia Woolf's, when her Orlando bursts upon "a rather fat, rather shabby man" sitting at the servants' table, who looks straight through him with "eyes globed and clouded," as he "turned his pen in his fingers, this way and that way .
Described as the salto (jumping sickness) or the mal, it was characterized by sufferers' trancelike state and jerky movements.
At higher doses (more than 30 mg/kg) GHB produces a trancelike state and amnesia (Schwartz 1998).
Single mum Maria faced a minimum five years in jail but was cleared after medical experts said she was in a trancelike state called "insane automatism" brought on by epilepsy which has plagued her since childhood.
Her music mixes strong African rhythms with the airy acoustics of the Middle East, resulting in trancelike compositions that take you away from the worries of the world.
As in a long, weaving improvisational movement in Taylor's jazz, or the strangely euphoric sadness and trancelike states in Baptist churches, or, certainly the arrival of duende in the trouble voice of the flamenco singer, the location of Mackey's guttural is difficult to excerpt from the larger piece.
Likewise, while Urrea's diagnostic process and trancelike states had much in common with the sensitive clairvoyance taught by Phineas Quimby and some later New Thought practitioners, she eschewed definitions of suffering and pain predicated on the patient's mental error or incorrect belief.
Thus, when Munch painted a landscape or a person, he only occasionally sneak-peeked at the subject--in order not to be overpowered by irrelevant detail, he would half shut his eyes, trancelike.