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unipolar

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adjective uni·po·lar \ˌyü-ni-ˈpō-lər\

Definition of unipolar

  1. :  relating to, affected with, or being a manic-depressive disorder in which there is only a depressive phase <unipolar depression>



1965

First Known Use of unipolar

1965


Medical Dictionary

unipolar

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adjective uni·po·lar \ˌyü-ni-ˈpō-lər\

Medical Definition of unipolar

  1. 1:  involving or being an electrode or lead attached to the surface of a bodily site (as the chest) for recording the difference in electrical potential between the site and that of another electrode or lead having zero potential

  2. 2of a neuron :  having but one process

  3. 3:  relating to or being a manic-depressive disorder in which there is a depressive phase only <unipolar depression>—compare bipolar




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