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Vapours Medical history An 18th century belief that nervous illness in ♀ resulted from vapors produced by the uterus which affect brain. See Hysteria Medtalk A vague physical, perhaps hypochondriacal, somatization complaints, often flutteringly or histrionically displayed by a Pt. Cf Vapor.

vapors,

n.pl See inhalants.
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