(n.) The first attack, or act of hostility; the first act of injury, or first act leading to a war or a controversy; unprovoked attack; assault; as, a war of aggression. "Aggressions of power."
(1) Open field behaviors and isolation-induced aggression were reduced by anxiolytics, at doses which may be within the sedative-hypnotic range.
(2) Although lorazepam and haloperidol produced an equivalent mean decrease in aggression, significantly more subjects who received lorazepam had a greater decrease in aggression ratings than haloperidol recipients; this effect was independent of sedation.
(3) Family therapists have attempted to convert the acting-out behavioral disorders into an effective state, i.e., make the family aware of their feelings of deprivation by focusing on the aggressive component.
(4) Recognition of the distinctive morphology of MH and the performance of ancillary studies on cytologic preparations should facilitate the rapid diagnosis and early treatment of this aggressive disease.
(5) Ovarian clear cell adenocarcinoma has distinctly different clinical behavior compared to serous carcinoma and should be regarded as an aggressive epithelial histologic type.
(6) Carcinomas exhibiting atypical behavior are characteristically undifferentiated and aggressive.
(7) In Study 4, attributional biases and deficits were found to be positively correlated with the rate of reactive aggression (but not proactive aggression) displayed in free play with peers (N = 127).
(8) This excess in diagnosis comprises, in particular, the ductal type, primarily its most aggressive forms.
(9) This documents the inhibitory role which lithium can play in several examples of animal aggressive behavior including pain-elicited aggression, mouse killing in rats, isolation-induced aggression in mice, p-chlorophenylalanine-induced aggression in rats, and hypothalamically induced aggression in cats.
(10) In the total sample, PEI factors and negative nominations were more stable than positive nominations, and PEI Aggression and Withdrawal scores were more stable than negative nominations.
(11) However, the typically deep invasion of the former tumors and their histologic features indicate that they are highly aggressive neoplasms.
(12) In Japan, particularly, there is a feeling that they were built less out of need than as another outlet for the aggressively proactive concrete industry.
(13) This experience, comparable to that reported by others, suggests that aggressive treatment in the terminal phase of CML is justified only as part of a prospective and well-controlled study.
(14) Three experiments in person perception were conducted to investigate the conditions under which naive observers label an actor as aggressive and to ascertain how this label affects the reactions of the observers to the actor.
(15) These changes in the isozyme pattern of PK in aggressive fibromatosis may act as another argument to place them in the category of malignant fibroblastic tumors.
(16) Response to a single, 5-mg dose of methylphenidate was compared in aggressive and nonaggressive attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) children using objective measures of inattention, impulsivity, and activity level.
(17) Factors contributing to a more aggressive form of carcinoma are unclear and require further study.
(18) Age at diagnosis (greater than or equal to 60 years vs less than or equal to 60 years), total number of involved sites, tumor bulk (mass size greater than or equal to 10 cm vs less than 10 cm), serum LDH (greater than or equal to 500 Units) and prompt achievement of complete remission following intensive combination regimens appear to be the most important variables predicting for cure in aggressive lymphomas.
(19) By and large, male and female rats react similarly to treatment with serotonergic drugs stressing the consistent role of 5-HT in different forms of aggression.
(20) These findings suggest that community differences in levels of violence are perpetuated as Zapotec children learn community-appropriate patterns for expressing aggression and continue to express these patterns as adults.
(adv.) In a truculent manner.
(1) Ferguson's truculence conceals an even deeper romantic streak.
(2) In this dance to the music of time in Britain, the Tories are sworn to maintain the hegemony of the free market and Labour to ensure that the idiot punters don’t become too truculent.
(3) Western leaders, increasingly exasperated at Iran's nuclear truculence, were little assuaged by Iran's belated admission of the site's existence, which appears to have come after Iran learned that western intelligence services were on to its secret establishment.
(4) Yet Begin made the mistake of alienating Thatcher with his truculent stance over settlement expansion, and their relationship never recovered.
(5) Wreathed in smiles and profuse apologies for delaying Chisora, after he and Andy Gray had chit-chatted with the often truculent boxer on live radio, Keys delivers some cheery advice in the TalkSport studios.
(6) Less publicly, Trump appears tacitly or explicitly to have given the green light to the Saudi royals to go on the offensive against its truculent neighbour.
(7) The business secretary understands perfectly well that the slump is all about a want of demand – and cannot be explained by rightwing fairy stories about truculent workers pricing themselves out of the market.
(8) It was just bonkers," says Alan Postlethwaite, the truculent vicar of Seascale, who was accused of being a crypto-communist for even thinking the plant might be linked to cancers.
(9) There was the truculent Ray Donovan, featuring Jon Voight; the truculent Luck, starring Dustin Hoffman as an absurdly tetchy racetrack gambler and gangster, involving much mumbling in half-lit rooms; and there was the truculent Boss, starring Kelsey Grammer as a corrupt Chicago mayor, which never quite escaped the stigma of expecting Niles Crane to burst into the room in a flap about missing his appointment to visit the newly opened downtown doll museum.
(10) The Russian foreign ministry released a truculent statement before Tillerson arrived in Moscow, noting that Russian-American relations were going through the “most difficult period since the end of the cold war”.
(11) Her face is truculent; she stares up and away from Oberon, who is apparently being restrained by a sharp-faced Puck.
(12) He took after Rabelais in his humour and certainly also in his truculence, but he was above all himself in his films as in life."
(13) No, the bigger question is this: can Europe handle democracy, however awkward and messy and downright truculent it may be?
(14) Strongly Eurosceptic, with hardline anti-abortion views and hawkish foreign policy, he established himself as a truculent minister who was not afraid to make clear his opposition to coalition policies and Cameron's "compassionate conservatism".
(15) At a later date, speaking on Oprah Winfrey's chatshow, the famously truculent Campbell refused to comment further, saying simply: "I don't want to be involved in this man's case – he has done some terrible things and I don't want to put my family in danger."
(16) Edward VI was originally painted with his legs far apart, echoing a famously truculent image of his father – but it evidently looked too peculiar in a portrait of a young boy, and so the artist changed it to a more natural stance.
(17) All patients met Asher's description for the emergency presentation, the truculence-evasiveness manner, the luxuriance of tales, the eclecticism of the alleged symptoms, the vehement request of dangerous or painful procedures and the apparent senselessness.
(18) Cross-country runs began with a truculent jog until we were out of sight of the teachers, at which point we would repair to the nearest newsagent for sweets and fags.
(19) Nevertheless I went to Old Trafford, in some way heartened by the purity of the truculence, football now having been largely rinsed of its scintillating aggression.
(20) He is one of the most skilled practitioners of the tricky art – much under-rated, sometimes mocked – of keeping the show on the road when the cameras are rolling, dealing with truculent interviewees, sometimes juggling numerous stories and at others filling airtime with informed and engaging commentary when, frankly, there's not much going on.