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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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