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bi·po·lar

 (bī-pō′lər)
adj.
1. Relating to or having two poles or charges.
2. Relating to a device capable of using two polarizations, such as a transistor that uses positive and negative charge carriers.
3. Relating to or involving both of the earth's polar regions.
4. Having two opposite or contradictory ideas or natures: the bipolar world of the postwar period.
5. Biology Having two poles or opposite extremities: a bipolar neuron.
6. Psychiatry Of or relating to bipolar disorder.

bi′po·lar′i·ty (-lăr′ĭ-tē) n.

bipolar

(baɪˈpəʊlə)
adj
1. (General Physics) having two poles: a bipolar dynamo; a bipolar neuron.
2. (Physical Geography) relating to or found at the North and South Poles
3. having or characterized by two opposed opinions, natures, etc
4. (Electronics) (of a transistor) utilizing both majority and minority charge carriers
5. (Pathology) suffering from bipolar manic-depressive disorder
bipoˈlarity n

bi•po•lar

(baɪˈpoʊ lər)

adj.
1. having two poles, as the earth.
2. of, pertaining to, or found at both polar regions.
3. characterized by opposite extremes.
4. of or pertaining to a transistor that uses both positive and negative charge carriers.
[1800–10]
bi`po•lar′i•ty, n.
bi•po`lar•i•za′tion, n.
bi•po′lar•ize`, v.t. -ized, -iz•ing.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.bipolar - of or relating to manic depressive illness
2.bipolar - of, pertaining to, or occurring in both polar regionsbipolar - of, pertaining to, or occurring in both polar regions; "the bipolar distribution of certain species"
3.bipolar - having two polesbipolar - having two poles      
unipolar - having a single pole
Translations

bipolar

[baɪˈpəʊləʳ]
A. ADJbipolar
B. CPD bipolar disordertrastorno m bipolar

bipolar

[baɪˈpəʊlər] adj [system, situation] → bipolairebipolar disorder n (PSYCHOLOGY, PSYCHIATRY)troubles mpl bipolaires

bipolar

adj bipolar
References in classic literature ?
Everything in nature is bipolar, or has a positive and negative pole.
People suffering with bipolar disorder have intense emotional states that occur in distinct periods called mood episodes.
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First of all, bipolar disorder has a strong genetic component.
Just as mood symptoms of bipolar disorder influence depression and anxiety levels in the family members of patients, the reverse is true, and the symptom load in caregivers affects the course and the outcome of the illness in their relatives with bipolar disorder.
Catherine first sought help for bipolar disorder in 2011, spending five days at a treatment centre.
com/periodicals/bps/content/1200734abs) In a study forthcoming in the journal Biological Psychiatry, researchers from the University of New South Wales and Australia's Black Dog Institute measured brain activity in 47 young adults thought to have a genetic risk for bipolar disorder 6 identified by having a close relative with the condition 6 and 49 controls.
Lundbeck today announced results from an international study of people living with bipolar I disorder, which found a significant proportion of patients experience symptoms of depression during an episode of mania.
The Bipolar Link Service delivers a one-to-one mentoring service across South, East and West Wales.
Alison Cairns, the chief executive of Bipolar Scotland, said it was estimated between two and three per cent of the population of Scotland were currently living with bipolar disorder.
Key words: Diagnosis, major depression, bipolar spectrum disorders, genetics, bipolar disorder, psychosis, Kraepelinian dichotomy
A team of psychiatrists assessed two groups of children aged six to 18 for signs of bipolar disorder - formally known as manic depression - or other problems such as mood or anxiety disorders.