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serving as a link or binding.
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(kŏ-nĕk′tĭv) [L. connectere, to bind together]
Connecting or binding together, as connective tissue.
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Q. Is there a connection between Epstein-Barr Virus and Fibromyalgia and where can I find information? I was diagnosed with EBV 10 years ago and got diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Depression 5 yrs ago-is there a connection and if so where can I obtain information. If anyone can help-Thank You!

A. EBV is a herpes virus. And there are arguments from both sides if it has a connection or not to Fibromyalgia, some articles say that , some say the other. The truth is that for the patient it doesn’t mater. If you have it you have to deal with it and it doesn’t mater how it showed up. This mater to the researches.

Q. Is there any connection between ADD and Autism? I refer to ADD, not ADHD

A. there is a theory that ADD and learning disabilities are a "continuum" up to Asperger syndrome and autism. due to similarities in brain function and symptoms. mind you- it's a theory.

Q. Is there any genetic connection with fibromyalgia? My sweet daughter Ancy is 13 years old. She is complaining abdominal pain, morning stiffness and tight muscles. She got her periods when she was 12. I am at a loss to understand whether she complains muscular pain or joint pain as joint pain in teens is very rare and cannot be seen. Of late, she complains leg pain and more particularly muscular pain. She just goes to school and comes back and is not involved in any sport to get this muscular pain. What may be the reason for this muscular pain? My mom had fibromyalgia and suffered a lot with the pain. Now I am scared whether my daughter might be the case of fibromyalgia and more importantly is fibromyalgia possible in teens? Is there any genetic connection with fibromyalgia?

A. Yes it is possible. In medical terms it is being called ‘Juvenile Primary Fibromyalgia Syndrome’. It is a syndrome where a person experiences musculoskeletal pain and fatigue as the core symptom. This syndrome is possible in children especially in their teens. Girls are more prone to this syndrome than guys and it is very true that fibromyalgia has genetic connection as more than 75% of patients will have a family history of fibromyalgia. Her symptoms are very much related to JPFS symptoms and you can right away consult a physician who could suggest you Cognitive behavioral therapy [CBT] which is the best treatment for this syndrome. I wish her a speedy recovery.

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Kurtul (2011) describes such connectives in four categories including adverseness, pragmatic adverseness, dissimilarity and pragmatic adverseness.
Halliday and Hasan (1976) exemplify such additive connectives as follows: and, also, either ...
Dorsal connective with dorsal branch pointed dorsally (Fig.
Dorsal connective with dorsal branch longer than ventral one (Fig.
In the final chapter, Chapter 9, two very abstract and rather beautiful properties of connectives are discussed.
And not long after that observation, The Connectives ends, as elliptically as it began.
* pointing out that connectives in the context of L1 texts do not always appear in the initial position, and that differences in position can result in differences in emphasis;
* showing that these connectives have specifiable meanings by getting students to work out those meanings in authentic L1 texts;
In the introduction, the editors explain that the challenge and main goal of the volume is to offer new theoretical perspectives (3) to the analysis of clause connectives, a highly polyfunctional and categorially fuzzy element; their aims are successfully achieved in this book.
Given that there is evidence that the processing of causality and connectives plays a role during the comprehension of written discourse, and that causal connectivity has been shown to have a role in the recall of spontaneous spoken discourse, the purpose of this investigation is to study the role of connectives and causal inferences during the comprehension of spontaneous spoken discourse.
Bacon presents (3)-(5) as his answer to the problem implied in Aristotle's (A) and (C): how can a statement remain single ff it contains connectives? What is totally surprising are the types of examples he proposes.
We commonly call the operators corresponding to logical connectives, that is, truth-functional operators, "logical"; in the same vein I will call formal operators (the operators corresponding to logical constants other than connectives) "logical."

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