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Dysthymia - Glossary

Last Updated on Jan 22, 2018
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Neurotransmitter: Chemicals that act as messengers between the nervous system and the cells in the brain; they transmit impulses across the gap from a neuron to another neuron, a muscle or a gland.

Interleukin-1: It is a protein that is released by the immune system to trigger the generation of immune defence cells in the body.
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Enzyme: Protein that speeds up chemical reactions in the body.

Comorbid: Presence of multiple conditions or diseases at the same time in a patient.

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