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1. Physical or mental strength, energy, or force: Our vigor was depleted by the hot weather.
2. The capacity for natural growth and survival, as of plants or animals.
3. Strong feeling; enthusiasm or intensity: argued his point with great vigor.
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(vĭg′or) [L.]
Active force or strength of body or mind.
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Q. Effexor Hi! I am new to the forum. I was diagnosed eight months ago with effexor - induced mania and now have been diagnosed as Bipolar II, rapid cycling, with mixed states. I have a 30 year old history of treatment-resistant depression. No mania prior to the effexor. I also self-treat the depression with one hour of vigorous exercise daily, sunlight, healthy diet, regular sleep, and no stimulants or depressants including coffee and alcohol. I take omega 3, magnesium malate, calcium, zinc, selenium, and super b-complex supplements as well.

A. Well, I found out that goats get depressed too and it only happens when they are mineral deficient. I think the mineral deficiency that causes more health problems and especially related to the brain is Copper. Evidently it is critical to the absorption of many other minerals. If you've tried St. Johns Wort and found that it helps at all, I would suggest that it is because SJW contains lots of copper. Another really excellent source of copper is Kelp. Actually kelp is an excellent source of all the minerals, especially all the ones not yet discovered by man. **Natures Version** If you are anemic, you cannot absorb the iron without copper. Copper also helps the body to absorb calcium. I understand that there is a coating of calcium on the nerves. Unless you are eating a really old fashioned diet of mostly raw and unprocessed foods grown in remineralized soil, the food you are eating is most likely stripping more minerals from your body than adding to.

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Conformity of vigour tests to determine the seed quality of safflower (Carthamus tinctorius L.) cultivars.
Seven chemical fungicides used for seed treatment in different concentration viz; mancozeb 75% WP, carbendazim 50% WP, metalaxyl 8% + mancozeb 64%, pyraclostrobin 5% + metiram 55%, carbendazim 12% + mancozeb 63%, carboxin 75% WP & chlorothalonil 75% WP were evaluated to check their efficacy on germination and vigour index of seeds inoculated with isolated fungi.
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Seed vigour loss precedes viability decline, so that, although seed lots may have similar high germination values, they may differ in their physiological age and so differ in vigour and ability to perform [15].
Effect of Germination media and Seed size on Germination and Seedling Vigour of Fluted pumpkin (Telferia occidentalis) .
Plant vigour versus plant stress: a false dichotomy.
"Your enthusiasm and vigour gives me confidence that the Congress will emerge victorious in the Maharashtra Assembly elections once again," Gandhi said.
Indigenous storage method enhances seed vigour of traditional maize.
"The Labour Party is a right-of-centre party which has pursued Tory policies with vigour."
Frank Gehry's kaleidoscopic palace of American pop culture has a radical but inventive formal and material vigour.