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desire

noun A poetic (i.e., non-medical) term for a state of sexual arousal; it is little used in working medical parlance.

sexual response cycle

Physiology A term that encompasses the phases of a sexual act from prearousal to denouement; the SRC is divided into 4 phases. Cf Sexual dysfunction.
Sexual Response Cycle
Desire Consists of fantasies about sexual activity, desire to engage therein
Excitement Subjective component of sexual excitement is accompanied by physiologic changes, in ♂, penile tumescence and erection, in ♀ pelvic vasocongestion, vaginal lubrication, and swelling of external genitalia
Orgasm Peaking of sexual pleasure with release of sexual tension, rhythmic contraction of perineal muscles in ♂, ejaculation, in ♀, contractions of outer13 of vagina; in both, anal sphincter contracts rhythmically
Resolution Denouement Muscle relaxation, and a sense of well-being; during resolution, ♂ are unerectable for a variable period of time; ♀ remain on 'red alert'
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He banished her because he desired health, and believed, falsely, that he would get it by banishing her.
Yet, 16% of users reported that they strongly desired to conceive (Figure 1), and 39% reported that they strongly did not want to avoid pregnancy (Figure 2).
Study instrument utilized was a self-designed questionnaire carrying demographic details, questions regarding living off-springs (total children/daughters/sons) and number of sons and daughters desired during marital life.
Ideally, patients or surrogates determine their desired goals and results from clinical care.
The entity must file Form 8832 with the applicable service center by the original due date of the first Federal return of the entity's desired classification.
Family visits, then, are something desired but not essential.
With the ability to follow hyperlinks in any direction, and with easy access to search engines that automatically sniff out desired subject matter, the editor has been dethroned and the user crowned king of the Web, going wherever is desired, changing subjects and Web pages at will.
Improvements desired: More detailed client organizer, improved carryover information, expanded asset records, amended New Jersey return, improved New York nonresident capabilities.
Dretske thinks he needs this teleological component in order to show how a desire can explain an action which does not in fact lead to the desired state of affairs--as surely it can (see Dretske |1988~, p.
As the frequency of the sinewave input is increased, the command required to achieve the desired amplitude increases.
NICKEL AND ALLOYS BG108 NICKEL SILVER (see COPPER AND ALLOYS) BG108 NITROGEN (see GASES, INDUSTRIAL) BG108 NOBAKE BINDERS BG109 NOBAKE EQUIPMENT BG109 NODULIZING ALLOYS (also see TYPE DESIRED) BG109 NOISE ABATEMENT EQUIPMENT BG109 NOISE ABSORPTION MATERIALS BG109 NOISE MEASURING EQUIPMENT (see SOUND MEASURING INSTRUMENTS) BG109 NON-DESTRUCTIVE TESTING EQUIPMENT (see TESTING EQUIPMENT for TYPE DESIRED) BG109 NONFERROUS FURNACES (see FURNACES for TYPE DESIRED) BG109 NOZZLES, AIR BG110 NOZZLES, BLASTING (see BLAST CLEANING EQUIPMENT for TYPE DESIRED) BG110 NOZZLES, LADLE BG110 NOZZLES, SPRAY (see SPRAYING EQUIPMENT) BG110
For instance, I formerly desired to listen to bad mid-'90s pop music, but no longer do.