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/sol·i·tary/ (sol´ĭ-tar″e)
1. alone; separated from others.
2. living alone or in pairs only.


(sŏl′ĭ-tăr-ē) [L. solitarius, aloneness]
Alone; single or existing separately.


being the only one or ones.

solitary cyst
solitary tract nucleus
the brainstem nucleus of the solitary tract, the tract carrying afferent parasympathetic nerve fibers.

Patient discussion about solitary

Q. Can any one let me know what the single best exercise for legs is? I tried lots of exercise for legs which finally ended in pain. Can any one let me know what the single best exercise for legs is?

A. The best exercise for your legs is "Squats," says a professor (Ph.D.,) of kinesiology at the University of Connecticut. Our experts are in accord: Nothing builds legs like squats because they're a compound movement that stimulates all major muscles of the legs.

Q. In what way the herbal drugs are safer when compared to their single active ingredients?

A. What makes the difference is the presences of different constituents of plant materials which makes them more balanced when compared to isolated plant ingredients and is less likely to cause side-effects and the herbs are prescribed in different combination thus they balance each other.

Q. can any one tell me whether could a person with bipolar disorder, be a single parent? I am unmarried. I had a lot of dreams in my family life but my husband expired the next month soon after our marriage. I am not pregnant too. I don’t want to remarry because I am recently diagnosed as bipolar. I don’t know whether my suffering will spoil my partner’s happiness if I marry. So I like to live alone and to give life to an orphanage child. So can any one tell me whether could a person with bipolar disorder, be a single parent?

A. Okay here is what I think. Bipolar disorder effects everyone in the family. It is important that you find someone to share your life with if that is what you want out of life. There are many of us out there that are patient and caring, it is an issue of being honest and waiting for the right person. If you are being treated and are stable I dont think it would be a problem addopting a child. Be honest and things will work out. Continue your treatments and stay on top of your illness and you can have everything in your life that you desire. When it is ment to be it will be. Be patient, show the agency that you are stable and are being treated for the illness. You are fully capable of giving a child a great life. Good luck!

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Lesbian, gay and bisexual inmates (28 percent in prison and 22 percent in jail) were more likely than heterosexual inmates (18 percent in prison and 17 percent in jail) to have spent some time in segregation or solitary confinement.
Last year, Baldy's bid to win PS6000 damages for the time he spent in solitary confinement was rejected by the Court of Session in Edinburgh, with judge Lord Malcolm ruling it had been necessary for safety reasons.
They clarified that some of them have spent over 3 years in solitary confinement and all of them are denied family visits and banned from meeting their lawyers since the beginning of their solitary confinement.
Adalah, a Haifa-based human rights group, says that solitary confinement of Palestinian political prisoners who are classified as security prisoners is doubly harsh because of the restrictions imposed on their contacts outside of prison, even when they are not held in isolation.
It would have been surprising if Baransu had not been in solitary confinement in a country where the Secretary-General of the Supreme Board of Judges and Prosecutors (HYSK) threatens the judges, given that he served as a journalist who went after those who bombed the people in Uludere.
In 2012, prisoners issued the "Agreement to End Hostilities" and unified across race lines, and the women of California Families against Solitary Confinement practice it in the community.
Solitary confinement, also called administrative segregation, varies from state to state, but the central concept is the same: Inmates are confined to a cell for all but one or two hours a day for a shower and exercise.
According to TMZ, the 24-year-old American recording artist has been locked in solitary confinement for 23 hours a day and will only be able to wash every 48 hours, after a judge ruled that he has the "inability to stay out of trouble", the Mirror reported.
On Capitol Hill, where Raemisch told a Senate subcommittee last month that solitary confinement was "overused, misused and abused,'' he was besieged by well-wishers, including representatives of the American Civil Liberties Union, who joked that directors in other states might now want to take "the Colorado challenge.
DEAR Editor, Solitary confinement was once inflicted on criminals by authorities to punish or control badly behaved individuals.
Saudi Prisoners' Children Put Into Solitary Confinement Following the cancellation of Saudi prisoners' Eid visits, their relatives organized small gatherings to protest the sudden decision.
Amnesty International weighed in on a 22-day-old hunger strike in California prisons on Tuesday, calling solitary confinement conditions faced by protesting inmates an "affront to human rights" and urging an impartial probe into the death of a prisoner.