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state

 [stāt]
condition or situation.
alpha state the state of relaxation and peaceful awakefulness associated with prominent alpha brain wave activity.
anxiety state the condition of experiencing undue anxiety, as in anxiety disorders.
excited state the condition of a nucleus, atom, or molecule produced by the addition of energy to the system as the result of absorption of photons or of inelastic collisions with other particles or systems.
ground state the condition of lowest energy of a nucleus, atom, or molecule.
persistent vegetative state a condition of profound nonresponsiveness in the wakeful state caused by brain damage at whatever level and characterized by a nonfunctioning cerebral cortex, the absence of any discernible adaptive response to the external environment, akinesia, mutism, and inability to signal; the electroencephalogram may be isoelectric or show abnormal activity. Vegetative states raise ethical questions regarding appropriate care, use of resources, and allowing a patient to die.
refractory state a condition of subnormal excitability of muscle and nerve following excitation.
resting state the physiologic condition achieved by complete bed rest for at least 1 hour.
steady state dynamic equilibrium.

anxiety state

A condition marked by more or less continuous anxiety and apprehension.
See: anxiety disorder
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"State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) for Children" to evaluate anxiety states of children and adolescents, a music player and "Form to Record Pre- and Post-operative Vital Signs" were used.
Behaviours such as headdips, side-looks, and frequency and duration of freezing bouts are used as endpoints for assessing of the anxiety state of mice whilst the number of falls and missteps are known to predict the degree of impairment of sensorimotor coordination.
The characteristic difference between anxiety states with endocrine etiology and psychological etiology is the presence, in the foreground, of symptoms of somatic anxiety in endocrine patients who often do not show symptoms of subjective psychic anxiety.
When we measured urine redox potentials in individuals with normal and high anxiety (Figure 2), we found that normal anxiety state values (A/E < 22) corresponded to low mean urine redox potentials (28.8 mV, SD 35,8), whereas higher anxiety states (A/E > 22) were associated with mean urinary redox potential of 68.12 mV (SD 34,8) (P < 0.001).
The most significant variable in the prediction of infant irritability was a mother's anxiety state during the first days after the childbirth (p = .001).
Anxiety states in the vast majority of cases (92.1%) were accompanied by phobias, the main fable of which was expectation of worsening of abstinence syndrome.
In terms of psychological testing (STAI), both follicular-and luteal-phase groups showed decreased scores for anxiety state after saffron stimulus, indicating improved anxiety state after smelling saffron regardless of menstrual phase.
In the second half, in sharp contrast to the symptomatic treatments, the authors give a detailed account of a 54-year-old female patient with refractory IBS in a setting of a phobic anxiety state. The treatment approach--a combination of psychotherapy and hypnosis--was designed to effect a complete recovery rather than to manage individual symptoms.
From the methodological point of view, the development of the CSAI 2 (Competitive State Anxiety Inventory 2) by Martens, Vealey & Burton (1990) has been of great relevance in measuring the precompetitive anxiety state in a multidimensional way, distinguishing between cognitive anxiety, somatic anxiety and self-confidence.
Means and Standard Deviations for Dependent Variables of State Anxiety and State Anger for each Type of Exposure and each Type of Intervention Media exposure Intervention State anxiety State anger M SD M SD Terrorism Therapeutic 64.77 3.63 16.04 11.15 Control 77.44 3.73 24.32 14.01 Nonterrorism Therapeutic 70.82 3.45 13.10 5.71 Control 52.64 3.73 16.05 12.49 Note.