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Malaise
ICD-10 R53.
ICD-9 780.7

Malaise (pronounced /məˈleɪz/, mal-aze) is a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness, an "out of sorts" feeling, often the first indication of an infection or other disease. Malaise is often defined in medicinal research as a "general feeling of being unwell".

The term is also often used figuratively in other contexts; for example, "economic malaise" refers to an economy that is stagnant or in recession.

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Cause

There can be various causes to a malaise, from the slightest like an emotion (causing vagal response) or hunger (light hypoglycemia) to the most serious (cancer, stroke, heart attack, internal bleeding, etc).

Generally speaking, the malaise expresses that "something is not going right," like a general warning light, but only a medical examination can determine the cause.

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Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

See also malaise

German

Alternative spellings

Noun

Malaise f. (genitive Malaise, plural Malaisen)

  1. malaise

Gaming

Up to date as of February 01, 2010

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Malaise


Scene from City of Heroes, V2 #10

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Real name Jean-Pierre Lourdin
Status Alternating Active and Evil
Affiliations Vindicators
Previous affiliations
Notable powers Illusions, Kinetics
Notes The psycho.


Malaise is one of the signature heroes in City of Heroes, at least half of the time.

History

Jean-Pierre was originally a crazed European criminal, using his illusions to rob banks. INTERPOL chased him to Paragon City, where he was confronted by Sister Psyche. After an intense battle she defeated him, and over the following months rehabilitated him. He either has split personalities, or is quite simply insane, as he can revert from heroic to villainous quite easily. When Psyche was split back apart from Aurora Borealis, she lost control of Malaise and he almost used his knowledge of the Freedom Phalanx to help the Freakshow beat them. Fortunatly he was stopped by the heroes of the city.

Afterwards Ms. Liberty found him and offered him a spot on the Vindicators, in the hope that he can again be rehabilitated. Even so, many still keep an eye on him.

In-Game

Malaise was formerly trainer for Independence Port, a role now taken by Aurora. He doesn't currently appear in the game other than as his Praetorian version (who is virtually identical to our version).


This article uses material from the "Malaise" article on the Gaming wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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