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libido

 [lĭ-be´do, lĭ-bi´do] (L.)
1. sexual desire.
2. the psychic energy derived from instinctive biological drives; in early freudian theory it was restricted to the sexual drive, then expanded to include all expressions of love and pleasure, but the concept has evolved to include also the death instinct. freud postulated that libido development occurs in distinct stages: the oral stage, anal stage, and genital stage. Mental illnesses are therefore considered disturbances of libido development, such as regression to an earlier phase. jung proposed that although libido can be viewed according to the freudian pattern, it can also be desexualized and viewed as an undifferentiated energy that is at the basis of such mental processes as thinking, feeling, sensation, and intuition. adj., adj libid´inal.

li·bi·do

(li-bē'dō, -bī'dō), Do not confuse this word with livedo.
1. Conscious or unconscious sexual desire.
2. Any passionate interest or form of life force.
3. In jungian psychology, synonymous with psychic energy.
[L. lust]

libido

/li·bi·do/ (lĭ-be´do) (lĭ-bi´do) pl. libid´ines   [L.]
1. sexual desire.
2. the psychic energy derived from instinctive biological drives; in early freudian theory it was restricted to the sexual drive, then expanded to all expressions of love and pleasure, but has evolved to include also the death instinct.libid´inal

libido

(lĭ-bē′dō, -bī′-)
n. pl. libi·dos
1. The psychic and emotional energy associated with instinctual biological drives.
2.
a. Sexual desire.
b. Manifestation of the sexual drive.

li·bid′i·nal (-bĭd′n-əl) adj.
li·bid′i·nal·ly adv.

libido

[libē′dō, libī′dō]
1 the psychic energy or instinctual drive associated with sexual desire, pleasure, or creativity.
2 (in psychoanalysis) the instinctual drives of the id.
3 lustful desire or striving. libidinal, libidinous, adj. libidinize, v.

libido

Sigmund Freud’s term for one’s sex drive or sexual desire.

libido

plural, libidos, sex drive Psychiatry Sexual drive, urge or desire; the psychic and emotional energy associated with instinctive biologic drives, generally equated to sexual drive; normal libido requires adequate testosterone and dopamine–which inhibits libido-attenuating prolactin. See Anorgasmia.

li·bi·do

(li-bē'dō)
1. Conscious or unconscious sexual desire.
2. Any passionate interest or form of life force.
3. In jungian psychology, synonymous with psychic energy.
[L. lust]

libido

Sexual desire or its manifestations. In psychoanalytic theory, the term is used more generally to mean the psychic and emotional energy associated with instinctual biological drives.

libido

pl. libidines [L.] sexual drive, vigor, enthusiasm.

absent libido
unwillingness to copulate on the part of a male.

Patient discussion about libido

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