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SYLLABICATION: Schiz·o·phre·ni·a

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Posted by Brian Kirk Parquette on April 15, 2003 20:46:23 UTC

schizophrenia
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SYLLABICATION: schiz·o·phre·ni·a
PRONUNCIATION: skts-frn-, -frn-
NOUN: 1. Any of a group of psychotic disorders usually characterized by withdrawal from reality, illogical patterns of thinking, delusions, and hallucinations, and accompanied in varying degrees by other emotional, behavioral, or intellectual disturbances. Schizophrenia is associated with dopamine imbalances in the brain and defects of the frontal lobe and is caused by genetic, other biological, and psychosocial factors. 2. A situation or condition that results from the coexistence of disparate or antagonistic qualities, identities, or activities: the national schizophrenia that results from carrying out an unpopular war.

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