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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.

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]

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.

constitution

Psychiatry A person's intrinsic physical and psychologic endowment; sometimes used more narrowly to indicate physical inheritance or intellectual potential

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]

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]

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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Brewer said the document is still the only constitution that starts in such an egalitarian fashion.
Housam al-Hamadah, a university student, said that the draft constitution will face the crisis taking place in Syria and will help Syria get out of it stronger, stressing that the most important thing about the draft constitution is its political pluralism and the fact that it doesn't allow for establishing parties on divisive and discriminatory basis such as religion, sect, region, ethnicity, race and so on.
Sovereignty of the people is another unique feature of the Constitution. According to the Constitution, people are the supreme authority.
Le CRC a, depuis lors, initie des consultations publiques elargies et devrait soumettre un projet de Constitution avant la fin de l'annee 2019.
Our Foreign Office needs to tell the world that the greatest democratic state has committed an illegal act against its constitution to keep the people of an occupied land subjugated.
After all, India has only had one Constitution since Independence, while Pakistan is on its third Constitution.
'But remember, Article 71 of the Federal Constitution gives power to Parliament to discipline and keep states in check so they obey the 8th Schedule.
With the 1999 Constitution we have the have the National Judicial Council and Federal Judicial Service Commission.
The Constitution stipulated all functions and areas of responsibility of the Bulgarian state institutions in accordance with the principle of separation of powers among an executive, a legislative, and a judiciary branch.
He said that if the new Constitution does not get 2/3rd majority then it will not be passed.
"The Constitution is not a document frozen in time.
After Azerbaijan gained its independence, there was a need for a new constitution. Thus, a special commission was established under the leadership of President Heydar Aliyev, and the draft of the constitution was presented to the referendum.