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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

constitution

Psychiatry A person's intrinsic physical and psychologic endowment; sometimes used more narrowly to indicate physical inheritance or intellectual potential
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

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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