Depression (physiology)

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Not to be confused with Depression (mood) or Major depressive disorder.

Depression in physiology and medicine[1] refers to a lowering, in particular a reduction in a particular biological variable or the function of an organ. It is in contrast to elevation.

For example, it is possible to refer to "depressed thyroid function" or to a depression of blood flow in a particular area.

Further examples:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eszopiclone" (PDF). F.A. Davis. 2017. Retrieved April 15, 2017.