(a.) Entangled, involved, or confused; hence, embarrassd; puzzled; doubtful; anxious.
(1) Perplexed, from being absorbed into some undateable future world governed by an advanced technology whose capacities have to be learned as one reads.
(2) The sergeant, listening in, was perplexed: "We obviously have, because I can hear you on the radio.
(3) Whether FcR-mediated signaling and receptor-mediated signaling involved in NK activity share specific biochemical intermediates is not known, but the involvement of tyrosine kinase function in the latter means of cytotoxicity may provide novel avenues for understanding the biochemical basis of this perplexing cellular function.
(4) The arteriogram correctly localized the precise site of hemorrhage in this perplexing case, and a complex surgical problem was simplified.
(5) The trauma-ready practice must also be cognizant of the some-times perplexing legal and insurance issues with regard to preventing and treating sport-related injuries.
(6) According to Lukyanov, the Kremlin is “perplexed” by Trump because it’s not clear what his priorities are nor whether he can work with Congress to achieve them.
(7) While treatment of a young woman with a dysgerminoma of 1 ovary is a matter of perplexity, we believe that a unilateral operation should be limited to those women who desire above all earthly things to retain their childbearing capacity.
(8) The most perplexing issues in pediatric dentistry today are related to the management of patients.
(9) "It is perplexing and preposterous to hear human rights complaints from the US, where torture and kidnapping are legal in the 21st century."
(10) It was a wretched goal to concede and the unfortunate truth for Mignolet is that moment reminded us why many Liverpool supporters are perplexed he has been awarded a new five-year contract.
(11) Instead, when we meet her at the beginning of the series, Nyborg is more concerned with moving house – presumably supplying viewers with shots of a variety of stylish new light fittings and perplexing floor plans to obsess over – than a political party with which she is increasingly disillusioned.
(12) I was [looks perplexed]: ‘Where’s the fabulous Madonna ?’ But it was still deeply interesting just to shake this tiny little hand, and say ‘You’re real’, because in the 80s, these people lived on plinths, they never came down to Earth.” This encounter made Patterson realise that celebrity per se didn’t exist.
(13) The implementation of library orientation and bibliographic instruction in health sciences centers presents some interesting as well as perplexing problems.
(14) It is now shown that the perplexity may be due to the possibility that the coenzyme (NAD) required for UDPG-D activity, may be acting as a substrate for a second dehydrogenase, namely xanthine dehydrogenase, which may utilize NAD as its substrate.
(15) Management of the patient with tinnitus is an extremely perplexing problem.
(16) Paul Salveson, author of a new book on the future of the railways, Railpolitik , is equally perplexed.
(17) Prematurity is one of the most perplexing problems in perinatal care.
(18) If chemical weapons were used, the timing of the attack is perplexing, the inspector said.
(19) Perplexing findings of cortical somatosensory evoked potentials (SEP's) for determining the central sulcus during a craniotomy are reported in a case of brain tumor.
(20) As cellular and molecular approaches combine with physiologic techniques, new information will be available to address the clinical issues of luteal dysfunction which perplex us all.
(imp. & p. p.) of Persevere
(1) This finding suggests that the difficulty to shift a cognitive set, reflected by the frequency of perseverative responses, is in favor of the WCST as a vulnerability marker for schizophrenia, whereas non-perseverative responses presumably indicate a state, but not a trait marker of the disease.
(2) "Others came back and left their children on the side of the road, but I persevered.
(3) As with the episodic memory test, the Alzheimer and Korsakoff patients made more perseverative errors than did the HD patients on letter fluency.
(4) That is, at each age at least 1 combination of delay and number of locations yielded above-chance A-not-B errors or significant perseverative search.
(5) It was concluded that although stimulus factors are involved in the perseverative response, conditioning factors are not of primary relevance in determining the tolerance.
(6) We must adjust to this new reality, while persevering with a long term plan to reduce current public sector spending.
(7) Others had so much invested emotionally and financially that they “turn their backs on the truth” and persevered.
(8) We have not caved, we have not given in, we have persevered, and we have not backed down.” Insiders said Sony appeared to be shifting its position while giving as strong an impression as possible that it had adopted the same line all along.
(9) An information-processing model is proposed to account for all patterns of oral-verbal perseverative response.
(10) Although essential blepharospasm is considered to be a form of focal dystonia, many patients with blepharospasm have been noted to have concomitant depression, anxiety, phobias, hypochondriasis, and other emotional and behavioral disorders, suggesting a psychiatric component to the disease that is phenomenologically similar to obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in terms of the repetitive, perseverative, and persistent nature of the symptoms.
(11) Beside a severe, global speech retardation, there are some distinct speech characteristics in the young fra(X) males such as rapid speech rhythm, speech impulsiveness and perseverative speech.
(12) Dominant temporal-lobe patients showed more perseverative errors than epilepsy controls.
(13) Perseverative tendencies can be suppressed with practice in discrimination learning situations, but the tendencies can then be fully reinstated by relatively minor distractions.
(14) Nondominant temporal patients manifested more total errors and perseverative errors relative to both dominant temporal and epilepsy controls, and more perseverative responses relative to epilepsy controls.
(15) All were inattentive, perseverative, and disoriented.
(16) Although a few patients were mildly dysnomic, the RR patients were not generally impaired on visual confrontation naming and they did not exhibit perseverative responding on verbal fluency measures.
(17) The inferior convexity lesions produced severe and lasting impairments on all three tasks, perhaps as a result of the perseverative disorder that has been associated with damage to this region.
(18) They made more errors during the sessions, specifically on the trials that were related to cognitive complexity, such as attempting to reach directly towards the reward through the transparent side of the box (a barrier reach), instead of reaching around it (detour) into the open side, as well as other awkward, perseverative or delayed reaches.
(19) For the frontal patients, significant correlations were found between the number of prompts on the AFT and the number of perseverative errors on the WCST.
(20) Yet it's worth persevering with Faludi's voyage into American man's psyche.