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 (lā′bīl′, -bəl)
1. Open to change; readily changeable or unstable: labile chemical compounds; tissues with labile cell populations.
2. Fluctuating widely: labile hypertension; labile emotions.
3. Decomposing readily: the labile component of organic matter.

[Middle English labil, forgetful, wandering, from Old French labile, from Late Latin lābilis, apt to slip, from lābī, to slip.]

la·bil′i·ty (-bĭl′ĭ-tē) n.


the susceptibility to error or lapses of any kind, as a human failing. — labile, adj.
See also: Strength and Weakness


n. labilidad, condición de inestabilidad.
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Emotional lability says something about the strength and frequency of the stimuli necessary for one's feelings to make an impression.
3) Other possible signs include outburst of anger or frustration and emotional lability.
12) The authors identified four defining characteristics that suggested the presence of diagnosis when the defining characteristic stress was present in the caregiver; these are: removal from social life, changes in leisure activities, increased emotional lability, lack of time to meet the personal needs.
Lesions of the volitional pathway have been correlated with conditions of PBA, whereas direct activation of the emotional pathway tended to lead to emotional lability or the crying and laughing behaviors observed in dacrystic or gelastic epilepsy.
In chronic hypoparathyroidism, cognitive disorder, speech impediments, emotional lability, mental and sensation disorders, aches, irritability, cataracts, papillae oedema may be seen.
She had neurodevelopmental regression and demonstrated emotional lability with incoherent speech and disorientation.
A 9-year-old girl was brought to our hospital with complaints of irritability, stubbornness, emotional lability, temper tantrums, and increased speech.
Predominant clinical features include emotional lability, efforts to avoid abandonment, extremes of idealization and devaluation, unstable and intense interpersonal relationships, and impulsivity.
Common misinterpretations of the disturbance by the sufferers are remedied by ascribing emotional lability to a physical cause, which relieves a great deal of psychological suffering from the misdiagnosis of a previously intractable "unknown mental illness".
Furthermore, some behaviors commonly associated with ADHD, such as emotional lability and obstinacy, are nearly synonymous with being a preschooler.
The combination not only significantly improved total scores on the Neuropsychiatric Inventory (NPI), but individual scores on agitation/ aggression, elation/euphoria, emotional lability, and appetite, Suzanne Hendrix, Ph.