bipolar


bipolar
Having two poles, ends, or extremes.

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bi·po·lar (')bī-'pō-lər adj
1) having or involving the use of two poles <\bipolar encephalograph leads>
2) of a neuron having an efferent and an afferent process
3) being, characteristic of, or affected with a bipolar disorder <\bipolar depression> <\bipolar affectively ill patients> compare UNIPOLAR (2)

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adj.
(in neurology) describing a neurone (nerve cell) that has two processes extending in different directions from its cell body.

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bi·po·lar (bi-poґlər) 1. having two poles or pertaining to both poles. 2. describing neurons that have processes at both ends. 3. denoting bacterial staining confined to the poles of the organism. 4. pertaining to mood disorders in which both major depressive episodes and manic or hypomanic episodes occur.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • bipolar — [bī pō′lər] adj. 1. of or having two poles 2. of or involving both of the earth s polar regions 3. characterized by two directly opposite opinions, natures, etc. 4. of or affected by bipolar affective disorder [bipolar characteristics] bipolarity …   English World dictionary

  • Bipolar — Bi*po lar, a. [Pref. bi + polar. Cf. {Dipolar}.] Doubly polar; having two poles; as, a bipolar cell or corpuscle. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bipolar — que tiene dos polos o dos extremidades. Un tipo de células nerviosas con dos prolongaciones Diccionario ilustrado de Términos Médicos.. Alvaro Galiano. 2010. bipolar 1. que tiene dos polos, como ciertos tratamientos electroterapéu …   Diccionario médico

  • bipolar — (adj.) having two poles, from BI (Cf. bi ) + POLAR (Cf. polar); 1810 with figurative sense of of double aspect; 1859 with reference to physiology. Psychiatric use in reference to what had been called manic depressive psychosis is said to have… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Bipolar — Bipolār, zweipolig …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • bipolar — adj. 2 g. 1. Que tem dois polos. 2. Cuja concentração está em dois polos ou posições opostas. 3.  [Eletricidade] Que tem bipolo. 4.  [Geografia] Relativo aos dois polos ou às duas regiões polares. 5.  [Psiquiatria] Que tem uma perturbação de… …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • bipolar — adjetivo 1. Que tiene dos polos: Las pilas eléctricas son bipolares …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

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  • bipolar — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ having or relating to two poles or extremities. DERIVATIVES bipolarity noun …   English terms dictionary


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