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elation

 [e-la´shun]
emotional excitement marked by acceleration of mental and bodily activity, with extreme joy and an overly optimistic attitude even in the face of negative circumstances.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

e·la·tion

(ē-lā'shŭn),
The feeling or expression of excitement or gaiety; if prolonged and inappropriate, a characteristic of mania.
[L. elatio, fr. ef-fero, pp. e-latus, to lift up]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

e·la·tion

(ē-lā'shŭn)
The feeling or expression of excitement or gaiety; if prolonged and inappropriate, a characteristic of mania.
[L. elatio, fr. ef-fero, pp. e-latus, to lift up]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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