neurasthenia a former category of mental disorder

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neurasthenia  a former category of mental disorder, including such symptoms as irritability, fatigue,  weakness, anxiety, and localized pains without apparent physical cause, thought to result from  weakness or exhaustion of the nervous system. Here, Mustapha Mond's description of normal  emotional tension. obliquity  a turning aside from moral conduct or sound thinking. Octoroon  a person who has one black great-grandparent. orgy-porgy  Huxley's term for a ritual sexual orgy, from the children's nursery rhyme, "Georgy- Porgy." Our Freud  Huxley's phrase. A pious reference to Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), Austrian physician  and neurologist: father of psychoanalysis. parathyroid  any of usually four small, oval glands on or near the thyroid gland; they secret a  hormone important in the control of the calcium-phosphorus balance of the body. paroxysm
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