constitutional type

Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Financial, Encyclopedia.


the general or prevailing character of any particular case, such as of a disease, person, or substance.
type A a behavior pattern characterized by excessive competitiveness and aggressiveness. See type A behavior.
asthenic type a constitutional type marked by a slender body, long neck, long, flat chest and abdomen, and poor muscular development.
athletic type a constitutional type marked by broad shoulders, deep chest, flat abdomen, thick neck, and good muscular development.
blood type
2. the phenotype of an individual with respect to a blood group system.
body type (constitutional type) a constellation of traits related to body build.
phage type a subgroup of a bacterial species susceptible to a particular bacteriophage and demonstrated by phage typing. Called also lysotype and phagotype.
pyknic type a constitutional type marked by rounded body, large chest, thick shoulders, broad head, and short neck.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

constitutional type

A person’s inherited and acquired physical, mental and emotional composition, personality and temperament.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
We found substantial benefits in this 6-month TCM intervention for mild cognitive impairment in individuals classified in one of the 4 most common TCM constitutional types. Individuals who received this intervention reported improvement in a wide range of distressing symptoms.
Wang, who created the widely used classification criteria for the nine basic TCM constitutional types, including the four most common assessed in this study, suggests that a combination of relative stability and dynamic variability in constitutional characteristics is most adaptive.
The Prakriti was determined on the basis of predominance of one or more doshas into seven constitutional types.
On the other hand, Kapha is responsible for growth and maintenance of all structures, storage, and stability.[6] These three doshas combine in different proportion at the time of fertilization, leading to formation of seven types of Prakriti, the Ayurvedic constitutional types which are also influenced by environment during development including maternal lifestyle and diet.[7-9]
Therefore, to improve the performance for the SE and SY constitutional types, although the diagnostic performance for the TE type is somewhat degraded, the regression coefficients of the model are estimated with equal weight by training the model with different weights for each SC type based on their proportions.
The five constitutional types have guidelines for proper diet selections, but even within those types there is bioindividuality.
Aspergillus constitutional types are of the tubercular miasm, slender, with lung issues, and fungal problems from sinus to female pelvic and bladder disorders and cancer.

Full browser ?