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torpor

 [tor´por] (L.)
sluggishness.
torpor re´tinae sluggish response of the retina to the stimulus of light.

tor·por

(tōr'pŏr, pōr),
1. Inactivity, sluggishness.
2. Dormancy, as in hibernation.
Synonym(s): torpidity
[L. sluggishness, numbness]

torpor

/tor·por/ (tor´per) [L.] sluggishness.tor´pid
torpor re´tinae  sluggish response of the retina to the stimulus of light.

torpor

(tôr′pər)
n.
1. A state of mental or physical inactivity or insensibility.
2. Lethargy; apathy.
3. The dormant, inactive state of a hibernating or estivating animal.

tor′po·rif′ic (-pə-rĭf′ĭk) adj.

torpor

[tôr′pər]
1 a state of mental or physical inactivity.
2 an absence or slowness of response to a stimulus.

tor·por

(tōr'pŏr)
Inactivity, sluggishness.
[L. sluggishness, numbness]

torpor

a state of inactivity into which some HOMOIOTHERMS enter in order to conserve energy. There is usually a reduction in both temperature and general body metabolism.

torpor

[L.] sluggishness.