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Doctor insights on: Slang Expressions

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Can lameness be equated to mental illness? I am using the word lame as a slang....

Can lameness be equated to mental illness?  I am using the word lame as a slang....

"Lame": Even as a "slang" term [such as "that's a lame idea, " etc] "lame" does not equate to mental illness. Lame there is like boring, dull, or uninspired. Lots of people can have "lame" ideas in that way, who are not mentally ill. ...Read more

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"banana feet" is a slang term for what kind of congenital deformity of the feet?

"banana feet" is a slang term for what kind of congenital deformity of the feet?

PIGEON TOE/INTOEING: It is called pigeon toes or intoeing medical terms metatarsal varus or adductus it is condition in which toes point inwards when walking. ...Read more

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What's expression hopping?

Addiction behavior: My understanding is that it is replacing one addictive behavior or addiction with another. ...Read more

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What is receptor expression?

What is receptor expression?

Surface receptors: Each cell has a membrane surface with numerous different proteins that can interact with other signals- proteins or small molecules like hormones- producing reactions within the cell. The nucleus and other parts of the cell control what receptors are present on the surface and how many. This is the biologic machinery and communication network of all biologic systems. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: unusual facial expression?

What is the definition or description of: unusual facial expression?

When is a smile : Not a smile. I would need the context. If you had a stroke or bells palsy and your face was drooping that would be unusual. Or perhaps you were smiling when you were very sad. ...Read more

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Please advise if it's normal that i'm autistic and still know what most facial expressions mean?

Please advise if it's normal that i'm autistic and still know what most facial expressions mean?

Sure. Autistic : Spectrum disorder is a spectrum. You may have diminished, but not completely absent, facial recognition ; theory of mind. Some teens ; adults with ASD can infer what one character in a book or story is thinking or planning on doing, but not what a second character thinks that first character is thinking. Does that make sense to you? ...Read more

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What are the muscles that create facial expressions?

What are the muscles that create facial expressions?

There are about 20:: Auricularis anterior , buccinator, corrugated supercilii, depressor anguli oris, depressor labii inferioris, depressor septi nasii, frontalis, levator anguli oris, levator labii superioris, levator labii superioris alaeque nasi, mentalis, modiolus, nasalis, orbicularis oculi, orbicularis oris, platysma, procerus, zygomatic us major. Zygomaticus minor. ...Read more

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Is developing inappropriate facial expressions a symptom of dementia?

Is developing inappropriate facial expressions a symptom of dementia?

Possibly...: If one has dementia, that could explain such symptoms; otherwise, emotional, neuropsychological and/or organic factors would need to be explored. ...Read more

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Can practicing wider facial expressions and exercises get rid of my long thin face?

Can practicing wider facial expressions and exercises get rid of my long thin face?

Not actually: If you have a longer face, thinner rather than wider, then facial expressions will not widen your face.. Though smiling will probably help you enjoy your face. ...Read more