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unipolar

[¦yü·nə′pō·lər]
(electricity)
Having but one pole, polarity, or direction; when applied to amplifiers or power supplies, it means that the output can vary in only one polarity from zero and, therefore, must always contain a direct-current component.
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Also, higher rates of OCD were found in patients with unipolar disorder compared with bipolar disorder, with medium effect size.
Two convenience samples of 40 patients with SMI (mainly 45% schizophrenia and 25% unipolar disorder) were recruited from the clinic, one group for equivalence testing and another group for test-retest reliability testing.
The elevated risk for schizophrenialike disorders persists for 30 days post partum, risk for bipolar affective disorders persists for 2 months post partum, and risk for unipolar disorders persists for 5 months post partum.