initiation

(redirected from Initiation ceremony)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Initiation ceremony: Initiation rites

in·i·ti·a·tion

(in-i'shē-ā'shŭn),
1. The first stage of tumor induction by a carcinogen; subtle alteration of cells by exposure to a carcinogenic agent so that they are likely to form a tumor on subsequent exposure to a promoting agent (that is, promotion).
2. Starting point of replication or translation in macromolecule biosynthesis.
3. Start of chemical or enzymatic reaction.
4. The first step in a chain reaction.

initiation

/ini·ti·a·tion/ (ĭ-nĭ″she-a´shun) the creation of a small alteration in the genetic coding of a cell by a low level of exposure to a carcinogen, priming the cell for neoplastic transformation upon later exposure to a carcinogen or a promoter.

in·i·ti·a·tion

(i-nish'ē-ā'shŭn)
1. The first stage of tumor induction by a carcinogen; subtle alteration of cells by exposure to a carcinogenic agent so that they are likely to form a tumor on subsequent exposure to a promoting agent (promotion).
2. Starting point of replication or translation in macromolecule biosynthesis.
3. Start of chemical or enzymatic reaction.

initiation

the beginning or introduction rites. In cell biology, the first stage of transcription.

initiation codon
the codon AUG which specifies the first amino acid, methionine, in protein synthesis. Called also initiator.
initiation complex
is formed at the initiation of protein synthesis and includes initiation factors, tRNA, mRNA and the ribosomal subunit.
initiation factors (IF)
a group of proteins that are required for initiation of protein synthesis to occur.

Patient discussion about initiation

Q. Hello Guys !!! Good to have everyone here .. i am glad someone took the initiative and came with this very important community ... that so many people need and wishes !!! now for my question ... how common is the Bipolar ? i mean is it common as ADHD or Depression by the medical term ?

A. Thanks, I will bookmark that site.

Q. I have been treated for Bipolar Disorder. I wish to know is there any connection between Depression & Bipolar Hi! I’m Devontae. I was initially treated for depression but now I have been treated for Bipolar Disorder. I wish to know is there any connection between Depression and Bipolar Disorder or the worst state of depression is Bipolar Disorder???

A. There seems to be some misunderstanding on the definition of depression. The overall category here is Mood Disorder. Within the spectrum of Mood Disorders are the conditions of 1. Anxiety (such as panic disorder and generalized anxiety disorder) and 2. Depression. Just as anxiety is broken down into more specific disorders according to symtomology, etc. Depression is broken down into Unipolar depressions, and bipolar depressions. Unipolar depression has a spectrum of labels branching from it, and bipolar can be broken down into the divisions of Bipolar I and Bipolar II disorders. The only differences between Unipolar and Bipolar depression are that bipolar is characterized by cycling moods and depression is generally more stable. Also the psychotropic drug treatments are different for unipolar and bipolar disorders. Depressed people need pick-me-ups called SSRI's, or MAOI's such as zoloft, while bipolar people need mood stabilizers (e.g. Lithium) and anticonvulsants (often the exact sa

More discussions about initiation
References in periodicals archive ?
Our initiation ceremony is good because it is our tradition, given to us by our ancestors,' says Phyliss, 44, another alangizi.
Ergo, the typically described sport initiation ceremony, which takes place outside of this time and space criteria, idealizes the model for optimal ritual effectiveness.
An MoD spokeswoman denied reports that the incident was linked to an initiation ceremony.
Through the initiation ceremony, the seed of enlightenment in each person's mind is nourished by the dynamic process of visualizing and contemplating a mandala.
But after the cornice had been the target for a species of initiation ceremony by generations of boys, many of the 300 frieze figures had become badly eroded.
Ito-Yokado group firms hold initiation ceremony for new hires
On the plus side are repeated shots of one boy steadfastly running, with, presumably, a sports career in mind, and an aboriginal boy who undergoes an initiation ceremony.
The question of why it is the initiation ceremony, rather than some other ceremonial form, that is becoming the basis for the integration of this expanding Aboriginal domain is addressed and the fragmentary evidence on the historical growth of the journeys presented.
Often, these children volunteered to defend their bush villages against rebel forces, believing that an initiation ceremony gave them magical powers that deflect enemy bullets.
Intention to have an initiation ceremony (CERPRESS) was divided into three categories: those who intended to have a ceremony in the near future (yes), those who did not intend to have an initiation ceremony (no), and those who already had an initiation ceremony (conducted).
And so, like the postulant who has endured the "tests" and purgation of the "death" stage of the initiation ceremony and is now ready to be "reborn," Ruttherford, after his visitation with the Allmuseri god, "lay at the foot of the berth" (here both the "belly" of the ship and suggesting 'bearing,' 'birth'), "a quivering jelly" whose "eyes felt filmy," like a fetus in a mother's womb (178-79).