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Euphoria is medically recognized as a mental/emotional state defined as a sense of great (usually exaggerated) elation and wellbeing.[1] Technically, euphoria is an affect,[2] but the term is often colloquially used to define emotion as an intense state of transcendent happiness combined with an overwhelming sense of wellbeing. The word derives from Greek εὐφορία, "power of enduring easily, fertility".[3][4] Euphoria is generally considered to be exaggerated, resulting from an abnormal psychological state with or without the use of psychoactive drugs and not typically achieved during the normal course of human experience. However, some natural behaviors, such as activities resulting in orgasm or the triumph of an athlete, can induce brief states of euphoria.[2] Euphoria has also been cited during certain religious or spiritual rituals and meditation.[5]

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Notes & References

  1. ^ WordWeb Online - euphoria
  2. ^ a b "Key DSM-IV Mental Status Exam Phrases". Gateway Psychiatric Services. 2007-05-10. http://www.gatewaypsychiatric.com/SFGH%20BEEC%20Course%20Material/key_dsmiv_mental_status_exam_ph.htm. Retrieved 2007-06-02. 
  3. ^ Euphoria, Henry George Liddell, Robert Scott, A Greek-English Lexicon, at Perseus
  4. ^ Online Etymology Dictionary
  5. ^ "Psychophysical Correlates of the Practice of Tantric Yoga Meditation". Corby, Roth, Zarcone, & Kopell. Archives of General Psychiatry, 1978.

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Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Cladus: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Cladus: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Coleopterida
Ordo: Coleoptera
Subordo: Polyphaga
Infraordo: Scarabaeiformia
Superfamilia: Scarabaeoidea
Familia: Scarabaeidae
Subfamilia: Cetoniinae
Tribus: Cetoniini
Subtribus: Euphorina
Genus: Euphoria
Species: E. aestuosa - E. appalachia - E. arizonica - E. basalis - E. californica - E. casselberryi - E. connivens - E. devulsa - E. discicollis - E. fascifera - E. fulgida - E. herbacea - E. hirtipes - E. histrionica - E. holochloris - E. indus - E. insignis - E. kerni - E. leucographa - E. limbalis - E. nitens - E. oxysternum - E. rufobrunnea - E. scabiosa - E. schotti - E. scolopacea - E. sepulcralis - E. testacea - E. wichitana

Name

Euphoria Burmeister, 1842

Synonyms

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Simple English

Euphoria is a good feeling or emotion.

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