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crisis[kri´sis] (pl. cri´ses) (L.)
Medspeak (1) An abrupt—paroxysmal—change in the course of a disease, usually for worse—e.g., an acute exacerbation of adrenal insufficiency
(2) An abrupt intensification of a symptom or other manifestation of a disease, a paroxysm
Psychiatry A state of acute mental disequilibrium; a turning point in a person’s life
Tissue culture A self-imposed limit on the growth of non-neoplastic fibroblasts and other cell lines in culture; after 50–100 generations, these cells undergo a series of agonal changes in the genome, including the shortening of telomers, lose their ability to divide, and die, even in the face of conditions that favour their growth
crisisThe peak or turning-point of a disease, especially an infection like LOBAR PNEUMONIA, after which one generally knew whether the patient was going to live or die. Nowadays, patients seldom reach a crisis, because infections are rapidly brought under control with antibiotics.
Patient discussion about crisis
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Q. who had already a heavy crisis because he/she was sleepless during several days? i don't know, if it is the sign to get a psychosis, but this is what i experienced three times before i was forced to go in an asylum. till this day i found nobody with a similar experience. perhaps we are now able to collect what most psychiatrist don't know...
Q. Your topic-manager: Did you have today a little crisis like me? As some of you already know, I use at the moment and since 3 months no medications anymore, but I told you also, that I have at home my little pharmacy for "just in case". Two days ago I slept not at all during the whole night. There was an emergency case from USA - a member from another topic. The dear lady was in panic, it seemed so during the chat. So I called her and she was thankful 12h later. Today I had a little panic-attack too. I have an urgent letter to write and also a document to prepare. In fact I would be able to do both things in the same time and so my body starts to feel a stress. My heart feels like a very hot big potato, my head is warm too and I can't concentrate me for just one subject. What have I done today to fix that?