Debility


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Debility

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

A debility is a weakening of a planet through its placement in certain signs and houses. Planets in the sign of their detriment or fall, or in the house opposed to the natural house ruled by the planet, are said to be debilitated. The basic idea informing the notion of debility is that there are certain signs or houses whose energies are incompatible with the characteristics of certain planets, and that this inharmonious blending of energies serves to lessen the strength of a planet’s influence. For various reasons, but principally because the influence of planets so placed does not actually seem to be weakened, contemporary astrologers have largely abandoned the use of this term.

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I was ready to sink from fatigue and hunger, but being surrounded by a crowd, I thought it politic to rouse all my strength, that no physical debility might be construed into apprehension or conscious guilt.
She was too weak to bear the violent reaction, and in another day or two she sank into a state of debility and depression which obliged her to keep her room.
All this, accented features, strong limbs in their relative smallness, appeared delicate without the slightest sign of debility.
What with my rheumatic affection, and what with its attendant debility or nervous weakness--names are of no matter now--I have lost the use of my limbs.
This isn't drug addiction, of treating a debility, but a free choice to use whatever means we have at our disposal to make our lives ever better.
Use of oral sodium phosphate solution increases the risk for electrolyte disturbances in patients with congestive heart failure, ascites, renal insufficiency, dehydration, debility, GI obstruction, gastric retention, bowel perforation, colitis, megacolon, or ileus as well as in those who cannot take adequate oral fluids or those on diuretics or other medications that affect electrolytes.
As Curtin pointedly reminds us, a more fundamental question, especially for the first part of the nineteenth century, is why any Europeans in their right minds would take the high risk of death or debility from infectious disease and travel to Africa at all.
Yet in Sverdlovsk I was looked after by one general practitioner, Tamara Kurushina, who knew me inside and out, always made a precise diagnosis in any situation, and prescribed the treatment herself, whether it was for a headache, a cold, or just general debility.
After a year of treatment, only 97 of 399 subjects on deprenyl or the combination treatment progressed to debility, compared with 176 of 401 patients on tocopherol alone.
McDonald, MD, Head of the Gastroenterology/Hepatology Section at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, inventor of orBec(R), and a consultant to DOR stated, "Those working in the field of hematopoietic cell transplantation have long recognized that prolonged exposure to prednisone in patients with iGVHD led not only to weakness, debility, and changes in body habitus, but also to viral, bacterial, and fungal infections.
Fallek says there are many well-known and many lesser-known "side effects" of drugs that weaken the immune system, veering an individual towards debility and ultimately death.
Children born to mothers whose bodies are yet unprepared for motherhood are naturally susceptible to debility and ill-health.