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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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In order to determine the correlation between germination rate and seedling vigour, the simple correlation coefficient (r) was calculated.
The highest seed vigour (%) with Accelerated ageing test of soybean (86.
Speed of germination aid in selection and evaluation for seedling emergence and vigour.
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) .
Reply to Galls on smaller leaves do not refute the Plant Vigour Hypothesis
Indigenous storage method enhances seed vigour of traditional maize.
Perhaps it tries a bit too hard -- its relentless exuberance is at times overwhelming -- but it certainly extends the Gehry oeuvre, with its formal vigour and constructional dexterity.
Two recommended methods were used as described by (Abdul Baki and Anderson1973) for calculation of vigour index I and vigour index II was