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constitution

 [kon″stĭ-too´shun]
1. the make-up or functional habit of the body, determined by the genetic, biochemical, and physiologic endowment of the individual, and modified in great measure by environmental factors.
2. in chemistry, the atoms making up a molecule and the way they are linked, the property that distinguishes a compound from its structural isomers.

con·sti·tu·tion

(kon'sti-tū'shŭn),
1. The physical makeup of a body, including the mode of performance of its functions, the activity of its metabolic processes, the manner and degree of its reactions to stimuli, and its power of resistance to the attack of pathogenic organisms or other disease processes.
2. chemistry the number and kind of atoms in the molecule and the relation they bear to each other.
[L. constitutio, constitution, disposition, fr. constituo, pp. -stitutus, to establish, fr. statuo, to set up]

constitution

Fringe medicine
Iris constitution, see there.

Homeopathy
Constitutional type, see there.
 
Psychiatry
A person’s intrinsic physical and psychologic endowment. Constitution may refer to a person’s physical inheritance or intellectual potential.

Vox populi
The founding document for a government, which delineates its essential principles and the rights of its people.

constitution

Psychiatry A person's intrinsic physical and psychologic endowment; sometimes used more narrowly to indicate physical inheritance or intellectual potential

con·sti·tu·tion

(kon'sti-tū'shŭn)
1. The physical makeup of a body, including the mode of performance of its functions, the activity of its metabolic processes, the manner and degree of its reactions to stimuli, and its power of resistance to the attack of pathogenic organisms.
2. chemistry The number and kind of atoms in the molecule and the relation they bear to each other.
[L. constitutio, constitution, disposition, fr. constituo, pp. -stitutus, to establish, fr. statuo, to set up]

con·sti·tu·tion

(kon'sti-tū'shŭn)
The physical makeup of a body, including the mode of performance of its functions, the activity of its metabolic processes, the manner and degree of its reactions to stimuli, and its power of resistance to the attack of pathogenic organisms or other disease processes.
[L. constitutio, constitution, disposition, fr. constituo, pp. -stitutus, to establish, fr. statuo, to set up]

Patient discussion about constitution

Q. What really constitutes ADD? Don't all kids have short attention spans because they are curious? What I'm saying is. I'm a very curious fellow, so, therefore, I cannot hold my attention to one thing for more than a minute. Does this mean I have ADD?

A. to what you said about how come they didn't have all these problems lots of years ago, I'll have to say it is true the kids today have a lot more stimulations than what kids had a 100 years ago, though, these problems- ADD and ADHD did exist, even with less things around to lose focus to. even about 20 years ago, when the awareness was too small, teachers just called these kids "stupid" or slow, cause they wern't able to listen for a long period of time and then did'nt know what to answer when asked. the awareness helped save lots of very smart focusless kids...

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Those who argue that the draft constitution undermines the principle of the indivisibility of the state frequently refer to the last paragraph of Article 45, which regulates the languages to be used in education.
That is, he was a proponent of applying the original intent of the Constitution, including the Ninth and Tenth Amendments protecting the states from national government encroachments.
Using specific examples from states and their constitutions, Williams, a professor at Rutgers School of Law, provides legal analysis of the nature and function of state constitutions by contrast to the federal Constitution, including rights, separation of powers, policy-based provisions, the judicial interpretation issues that arise under state constitutions, and the processes for their amendment and revision.
Put differently, the federal expressions of rights create floors, but not ceilings, when interpretation of similar rights in state constitutions is called for.
Let's not forget that the Constitution is a living document and not a structure of fossils left to politicians to play power politics.
They assume equality is enshrined in the Constitution."
For the complete discussion of the CRB's review of Originalism and the Good Constitution, visit our online feature Upon Further Review at www.claremont.org/ufr.
He further observed " wherever legislation has been enacted or amendment has been made in constitution in the world they have maintained basis structure of the constitution.
The main problems in constitution making include the process of drafting a text, the identification of its spirit and references, and its provisions.
On the sidelines of the meetings of the Libyan Constitution Drafting Assembly, Alawi met with Martin Kobler Special Representative of the UN Secretary General.
Table 1: Diagnostic standards for Yang deficiency and balanced Constitutions. Yang deficient Balanced constitution constitution Cold intolerance Energetic Main Cold hands, feet, Without all characteristics stomach, and waist symptoms or Prefer hot food and characteristics of drinks above constitutions Susceptible to cold Watery stool Good sleep Secondary Fat Cold tolerance characteristics Whitish skin Good memory Nocturia Tender and pale tongue Table 2: The baseline information.