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  Labile affect

Labile affect

    An affect type that indicates abnormal sudden rapid shifts in affect.


This word is used to described observable behavior that represents the expression of a subjectively experienced feeling state (emotion). Common examples of affect are sadness, fear, joy, and anger. The normal range of expressed affect varies considerably between different cultures and even within the same culture. Types of affect include: euthymic, irritable, constricted; blunted; flat; inappropriate, and labile.

Not normal. Deviating from the usual structure, position, condition, or behavior. In referring to a growth, abnormal may mean that it is cancerous or premalignant (likely to become cancer).


In the female sex organs the outside lips (labia majora) and the inside lips (labia minora) that converge to cover the clitoris with the clitoral hood. Singular: labium.

Labid is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): theophylline.

Formed and looking like female labia that, instead of being completely separated, are partially fused to resemble a scrotum; or are like a divided scrotum that resembles labia.


Dilation of the lymphatic vessels; may be congenital or acquired.

A malignant tumor of smooth muscle cells.

Like leukemia.

White discharge.

Literally, "beautiful indifference." Seen in certain patients with conversion disorders who show an inappropriate lack of concern about their disabilities. labile Rapidly shifting (as applied to emotions); unstable.

Labile affect

A culture specific syndrome of Southeast Asia involving startle-induced disorganization, hypersuggestibility, automatic obedience, and echopraxia.

Latent content
The hidden (i.e., unconscious) meaning of thoughts or actions, especially in dreams or fantasies. In dreams, it is expressed in distorted, disguised, condensed, and symbolic form.

Learned helplessness
A condition in which a person attempts to establish and maintain contact with another by adopting a helpless, powerless stance.

Temporary inability to remember a proper noun or name.

Locus coeruleus
A small area in the brain stem containing norepinephrine neurons that is considered to be a key brain center for anxiety and fear.

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