hypochondriac


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hypochondriac

[¦hī·pə¦kän·drē‚ak]
(psychology)
A person affected with hypochondriasis.
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19) Embodying the instability of Romantic discourses of well-being within the figure of the hypochondriac enables Beddoes to transform the uncertainty at the core of a discussion of health into a useable form with which to mold healthy bodies, even if there might not be such things.
Alex the lion (Ben Stiller), Marty the zebra (Chris Rock), Melman the hypochondriac giraffe (David Schwimmer) and Gloria the hippopotamus (Jada Pinkett Smith) live in captivity in New York's plush Central Park Zoo.
Tom Edison (Paul Bettany), a local would-be writer concerned with the moral state of his community, persuades the inhabitants of Dogville to let her stay, initially for a two-week trial period, in exchange for helping various townspeople (the blind man in denial, the hypochondriac former doctor, the simpleminded truck driver) with their daily chores.
Mathieu, who's been accepted as an architecture student at a university in Paris, lives in his family's resort villa with his hypochondriac mother and her sister.
In the first section, "To Florence," Sobel explores the backgrounds of Galileo and his family, his children with his Venetian mistress, Marina Gamba: Virginia--Sister Maria Celeste, sent to the convent in Arcetri, outside Florence, at an early age -- was born out of wedlock and not considered marriageable; Livia, a depressive hypochondriac who becomes Sister Arcangela in the same convent as her sister, but does not write letters and is seldom heard from; and Vincenzio, who, as the only male progeny, is formally legitimized and allowed to attend university, marry and prosper.
You begin sounding like a hypochondriac, self-diagnosing aches and pains as fatal diseases.
The portal throws in access to medical dictionaries and encyclopedias, while a medical database search aggregates results from sources traditional search engines can't access, the better to cater to the hypochondriac in us all.
Increased sickness, affluence, and leisure joined with the emergence of the modern stereotype of the hypochondriac to create a "buoyant free market in medicine.
Also included are an analysis of the diplomatic of the acta and a study of the episcopal household, which includes the interesting suggestion that Bishop Richard of Ilchester, who had four doctors, may have been something of a hypochondriac.
In this work, Moliere, who was in the final stages of succumbing to a chronic pulmonary infection, created for himself the role of Argan, a healthy hypochondriac.
Paracetamol Pete MACKENZIE CROOK Enigmatic hypochondriac who may or may not have dealt with his destructive gambling addiction.
On a flight to Cyprus a couple of years ago, Li'l Ole Hypochondriac me realised I hadn't put my compression garments on my tootsies.