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condition or situation.
alpha state the state of relaxation and peaceful awakefulness associated with prominent alpha brain wave activity.
anxiety state the condition of experiencing undue anxiety, as in anxiety disorders.
excited state the condition of a nucleus, atom, or molecule produced by the addition of energy to the system as the result of absorption of photons or of inelastic collisions with other particles or systems.
ground state the condition of lowest energy of a nucleus, atom, or molecule.
persistent vegetative state a condition of profound nonresponsiveness in the wakeful state caused by brain damage at whatever level and characterized by a nonfunctioning cerebral cortex, the absence of any discernible adaptive response to the external environment, akinesia, mutism, and inability to signal; the electroencephalogram may be isoelectric or show abnormal activity. Vegetative states raise ethical questions regarding appropriate care, use of resources, and allowing a patient to die.
refractory state a condition of subnormal excitability of muscle and nerve following excitation.
resting state the physiologic condition achieved by complete bed rest for at least 1 hour.
steady state dynamic equilibrium.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


A condition, situation, or status.
[L. status, condition, state]
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1. A condition or mode of being, as with regard to circumstances.
2. A condition of being in a stage or form, as of structure, growth, or development.
3. A mental or emotional condition.
4. The condition of a physical system with regard to phase, form, composition, or structure.
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Medtalk A condition. See Acute confusional state, Character state, Fugue state, Ground state, Herald state of leukemia, Hypercoagulable state, Lacunar state, Persistent vegetative state, Preneoplastic state, Silent carrier state, Thromboembolic state, Trance state, Vegetative state.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


A condition, situation, or status.
[L. status, condition, state]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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One is distinguishing between resting state and condition state (imagination of left and right finger movement) and the other is distinguishing between imagination of left-finger movements and imagination of right-finger movements in the case of the condition state.
Ambulation in the mornings influenced the fasting 0800 GH in different ways in the men than in the women: in the men, the values were threefold lower in the ambulatory state compared with the resting state, whereas they were twofold higher in both groups of women.
Comparison of laser and infrared techniques for measurement of the resting state of accommodation: Mean differences and long-term variability Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, 4, 327-332.
Weng, "Modulation of functional connectivity during the resting state and the motor task," Human Brain Mapping, vol.
Mueller et al., "Diagnostic power of default mode network resting state fMRI in the detection of Alzheimer's disease," Neurobiology of Aging, vol.
The success of using synchrony measures in resting state fMRI has led to increased interest in measuring the synchrony of regions of activation in more traditional task-related fMRI studies.
Binderd and colleagues [5] found that the human brain has organized activity even under the resting state. The amplitude of low frequency fluctuations (ALFF) is one of the most common methods for measuring changes in blood oxygen level dependent (BOLD) signals within the low frequency range (0.01-0.08 Hz) during the resting state.
Conventional wisdom holds that adult stem cells are by nature quiescent--a term that indicates a profound resting state characterized by small size and no cell division.
Brain scans have identified several such communities, called resting state networks, that are related to important brain functions, such as vision, movement, hearing and touch.
Just as a human who was experiencing deep sleep would have difficulty when awakened abruptly to attain full awareness and might have trouble settling back down into his previous resting state, so too can the plant be stressed by abrupt changes in its winter dormancy.
"Efficient and well-timed excitation-contraction requires two equally important components: an excitatory action to initiate an influx of ions into nerve cells and, subsequently, contraction; and a relaxing action to return the membrane to the resting state, allowing ions to exit." This whole process is called repolarization.
It has a spring-loaded opening mechanism that remains dosed in the resting state, reducing the possibility of accidental release of the device during a procedure.