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(mel″ăn-kō′lē-ă )

[L. melancholia fr. Gr. melankholia, black bile (the cause of sadness)]
Extreme depression, esp. when complicated by frequent crying, anhedonia, and fearfulness. There may be agitation or retardation, loss or gain of weight, anorexia, and insomnia. Symptoms may be worse in the morning.

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TY - ELEC T1 - melancholia ID - 731253 ED - Venes,Donald, BT - Taber's Medical Dictionary UR - https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/731253/all/melancholia PB - F.A. Davis Company ET - 23 DB - Nursing Central DP - Unbound Medicine ER -