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blues

 [blo̳z]
popular term for a state of sadness; see depression.
maternity blues (postpartum blues) popular terms for postpartum depression.

blues

(blūz),
State of depression or sadness.
[slang, fr. blue devils]

blues

Usage notes: (informal)
1 a designation for Blue Cross (an insurance system that pays the costs of treatment by a hospital or clinic) and Blue Shield.
2 mild depression.

blues

Drug slang
A regional street term for Amytal–amobarbital.
 
Managed care
Blue Cross & Blue Shield Association, see there.
 
Medspeak-UK
Theatre blues, see there.
 
Psychiatry 
Transient mental depression, often related to exogenous events.

Vox populi
A style of music that originated with African Americans in the deep South of the US in the late 1800s, which borrows elements from spirituals, work songs, shouts and chants, and rhymed simple narrative ballads.

blues

(blūz)
State of depression or sadness.
[slang, fr. blue devils]

Patient discussion about blues

Q. I’m sick of feeling blue, and wish I could just enjoy life like other people do. Hi, I get in to depressive episode even for minor issues. Although my depression makes it hard for me to maintain friendships, I have a number of close friends. I’m going well with my parents. I have a stable, well-paid job and a first class master’s degree. I'm fit, healthy and don't consider myself unattractive. I don't understand why I get depressed, but I feel down most of the time. I sleep too little or not enough, and my diet deteriorates during the real low periods. I lack motivation in everything and it started to affect my job. I’m sick of feeling blue, and wish I could just enjoy life like other people do.

A. Make an appointment with your doctor as soon as you can and tell him/her all that you are saying here. Your doctor can help you with this and get you going again. Don't put it off or try to cure yourself with alternative stuff.

Q. Is a Proventil Inhaler cheaper by you than Secirity Blue? I pay $60. with Security Blue now. Is it cheaper with you for a three months supply ?

A. here is a drug prices comparing site-
http://www.compare-prescription-prices.com/drug/Proventil.htm

but i couldn't find there that other drug you were talking about....is that it's name?

More discussions about blues
References in classic literature ?
Yes, " assented the girl, "and there are blue rooms in each of those houses--when all the rooms are blue then the whole outside of the house will be blue as is the Blue Place of Seven Skulls.
They were murdered--some of them; those with only a small amount of blue were murderers--known murderers.
As they talked in low tones they had moved from the room of the death shaft into an all blue room adjoining, where they sat down together in a corner with their backs against a wall and drew a pile of hides over themselves.
Bradley could guess all this by the increased volume of sound and the dismal greetings; but the sudden silence that almost immediately ensued he could not fathom, for he could not know that from beneath one of the hides that covered him protruded one of his heavy army shoes, or that some eighteen large Wieroos with robes either solid red or slashed with red or blue were standing gazing at it.
When we finished our lunch the barrens were already wrapping themselves in a dim, blue dusk and falling upon rest in dell and dingle.
An early evening treatment from some 50 blue light-emitting diodes (LEDs) coaxes a person's fractured sleep into solid, nightlong slumber.
The lineup featured more than 15 performers, including such blues greats as Lowell Fulson and Big Joe Turner.
Auteur Martin Scorsese, along with a group of directors, screenwriters and editors, has undertaken the mighty task of defining the blues.
Nor was this implicit comparison lost on Handy's editorial collaborator, Arna Bontemps, who assumed that Father of the Blues would be vetted by its editors with an eye on mainstream sales.
The strictly musical roots of the blues include field hollers, ragtime, work songs, minstrel show music, and pop songs.
Dorsey wrestled with the powerful temptation of making money as a "wicked ' blues composer versus the consecrated but starving existence of the gospel artist.
And the way blues purists saw it a decade ago, that was part of his problem and the reason why he was often excluded from playing blues festivals.