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temperance

 [tem´per-ans]
self-control regarding temptations, such as overindulgence in food, drink, or sex. In a broader sense it can be defined as doing good in one's business or affairs, with modesty, self-control, moderation, and humility. In virtue-based theories of ethics, temperance can be defined as the habitual disposition of practitioners toward responsible use of power for the good of patients, protecting patients from undertreatment, abandonment, and overtreatment.

tem·per·ance

(tem'pĕr-ănts),
Moderation in all things; however, abstinence from the use of alcoholic beverages.
[L. temperantia, moderation]

temperance

[tem′pərəns]
behavior that emphasizes moderation and self-restraint, particularly in the use of alcohol.

tem·per·ance

(tem'pĕr-ăns)
Moderation in all things; especially, abstinence from the use of alcoholic beverages.
[L. temperantia, moderation]

tem·per·ance

(tem'pĕr-ăns)
Moderation in all things; however, colloquially, usually abstinence from consumption of alcoholic beverages.
[L. temperantia, moderation]

Patient discussion about temperance

Q. What are the symptoms of Bipolar? and how does it effect one's health/temper?

A. here is a nice video i saw that describes bipolar symptoms:
http://www.imedix.com/health_community/vk5WpzmW5Idg_bipolar_symptoms?q=bipolar%20symptomes

and about how it affect your health- the affect is secondary. when you are in a depression episode you don't eat well, avoid showers and cleaning the house and it affects your health. and it leads to suicidle thoughts too- this has a tremendous afect on your health.

Q. what is the effect of hormones during pregnancy on a woman's temper?

A. Hormonal changes during pregnancy can indeedn cause mood changes, starting from anxiety or agitations to developing major clinical symptoms of depression. Pregnancy affects each woman differently.

More discussions about temperance
References in classic literature ?
I can't seem to locate your farm," he said, "though I've been to Temperance and used to live up that way.
Last summer the circus came to Temperance, and they had a procession in the morning.
At eight months he peremptorily refused to put his signature to the Temperance pledge.
Nothing is said of the pre-existence of ideas of justice, temperance, and the like.
The missionaries prevailed on a few good men, who saw that their country was rapidly going to ruin, to join with them in a Temperance Society.
Are not the chief elements of temperance, speaking generally, obedience to commanders and self-control in sensual pleasures?
They may very possibly afford some amusement, but they do not conduce to temperance.
Some precautions, it may be; but temperance, sir, is one thing, and abstinence another.
The temperance of the hero proceeds from the same wish to do no dishonor to the worthiness he has.
On the contrary, every person in this house was perfect master of his own time: and as he might at his pleasure satisfy all his appetites within the restrictions only of law, virtue, and religion; so he might, if his health required, or his inclination prompted him to temperance, or even to abstinence, absent himself from any meals, or retire from them, whenever he was so disposed, without even a sollicitation to the contrary: for, indeed, such sollicitations from superiors always savour very strongly of commands.
There happened to be a great Temperance Convention held here on the day after our arrival; and as the order of march brought the procession under the windows of the hotel in which we lodged, when they started in the morning, I had a good opportunity of seeing it.
Now, these here fellows, my boy, are a-goin' to-night to get up the monthly meetin' o' the Brick Lane Branch o' the United Grand Junction Ebenezer Temperance Association.