AskDefine | Define depressor

Dictionary Definition



1 any skeletal muscle that draws a part down [syn: depressor muscle]
2 any nerve whose activity tends to reduce the activity or tone of the body part it serves [syn: depressor nerve]
3 a device used by physician to press a part down or aside

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. Anything that depresses
  2. An instrument used to push something out of the way during an examination
  3. Any of several muscles that pull down
  4. Anything that lowers blood pressure


Extensive Definition

Depression or depress may refer to:


  • Depression (mood), a lack of positive affect
  • Colloquially, Adjustment disorder with depressed mood, previously known as Reactive depression.
  • Major depressive disorder a clinical diagnosis of a state of intense sadness
    • Melancholic depression a sub-type of clinical depression characterized by an inability to feel pleasure combined with physical agitation, insomnia, or decreased appetite
    • Atypical depression, a cyclical sub-type of clinical depression where sleep, feeding and perception of pleasure are normal but there is a feeling of lethargy
    • Psychotic depression, a sub-type of clinical depression combined with psychotic or delusional perceptions
    • Postnatal depression, clinical depression following childbirth
  • Depression is the 4th stage of the Kübler-Ross model (commonly known as the "stages of dying").



depressor in Bosnian: Depresija (čvor)
depressor in Czech: Deprese
depressor in German: Depression (Begriffsklärung)
depressor in Spanish: Depresión (desambiguación)
depressor in Esperanto: Depresio
depressor in French: Dépression
depressor in Croatian: Depresija
depressor in Italian: Depressione
depressor in Dutch: Depressie
depressor in Dutch Low Saxon: Depressie
depressor in Norwegian: Depresjon
depressor in Polish: Depresja
depressor in Portuguese: Depressão
depressor in Russian: Депрессия (значения)
depressor in Simple English: Depression
depressor in Slovak: Depresia
depressor in Serbian: Депресија
depressor in Swedish: Depression (olika betydelser)
depressor in Ukrainian: Депресія
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