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reversal

 [re-ver´sal]
a turning or change in the opposite direction.
sex reversal a change in characteristics from those typical of one sex to those typical of the other.

re·ver·sal

(rē-ver'săl), Avoid the inaccurate jargonistic phrase reversal of A:G ratio in the sense of 'reduction' or 'decrease to less than 1.0'
1. A turning or changing to the opposite direction, as of a process, disease, symptom, or state.
2. The changing of a dark line or a bright one of the spectrum into its opposite.
3. Denoting the difficulty of some people in distinguishing the lowercase printed or written letter p from q or g, b from d, or s from z.
4. In psychoanalysis, the change of an instinct or affect into its opposite, as from love into hate.
[L. reverto, pp. -versus, to turn back or about]

re·ver·sal

(rē-vĕr'săl)
1. A turning or changing to the opposite direction, as of a process, disease, symptom, or state.
2. The changing of a dark line or a bright one of the spectrum into its opposite.
3. Denoting the difficulty of some people in distinguishing the lowercase printed or written letter p from q or g, b from d, or s from z.
4. psychoanalysis The change of an instinct or affect into its opposite, as from love into hate.
Synonym(s): detraining.
[L. reverto, pp. -versus, to turn back or about]

Patient discussion about reversal

Q. I have been struggling with an eating disorder. Can I reverse this? Hi everybody! Here is Tom of 25 yrs old male. I have been struggling with an eating disorder. Now I have low bone density into the osteoporosis level. My level is -2.6. I'm still young, is there hope for me? Can I reverse this? Are there any herbs or other supplements that may help me?

A. most people who has eating disorder wouldn't believe you if you'll say them they have a problem. anorexic girls believe they are fat even when they are all skin and bones. you passed that stage. that stage was the hard one. not that you are facing an easy journey, but the hardest part is behind you. here is a site that will be a big help for you:

http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/p.asp?WebPage_ID=286&Profile_ID=41156

Q. I HAVE HEARD THERE IS A NEW DRUG THAT CAN NOT ONLY SLOW DOWN ALLZHEIMERS BUT REVERSE IT.WHERE CAN IT BE FOUND? ADVERTISMENTS HAVE SAID SOME DOCTORS ARE DOING TRIAL DOSES WITH THIS NEW TREATMENT AND MY MOMS DOCTOR COULDN'T FIND OUT WHERE TO GO AT OUR LAST VISIT.HELP US FIND AN AREA NEAREST TO CENTRAL AL AS POSSIBLE.

A. It's called dimebon, and it was indeed found to improve the condition of patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer disease. You may read more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dimebon and http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_67571.html

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