the deliberate infliction of injury on oneself or the taking of a drug overdose as an attempt at suicide which may not be intended to be successful
a person who commits such an act
a faked or half-hearted suicide attempt, a suicide attempt in which the person wants attention but not death; a person who attempts or may attempt a fake suicide
para- ‘faulty’ + suicide
/ˌpærəˌsɪmbɪˈəʊsɪs/ noun 1. the symbiotic relationship that occurs between certain species of fungi and lichens (which are themselves symbiotic associations between a fungus and an alga)
[par-uh-sim-puh-thet-ik] /ˌpær əˌsɪm pəˈθɛt ɪk/ adjective, Anatomy, Physiology, 1. pertaining to that part of the autonomic nervous system consisting of nerves and ganglia that arise from the cranial and sacral regions and function in opposition to the system, as in inhibiting heartbeat or contracting the pupil of the eye. /ˌpærəˌsɪmpəˈθɛtɪk/ adjective 1. (anatomy, physiol) of […]
- Parasympathetic ganglion
parasympathetic ganglion n. Any of the ganglia of the autonomic nervous system composed of cholinergic neurons receiving afferent fibers originating from preganglionic visceral motor neurons in either the brainstem or the middle sacral segments of the spinal cord.
- Parasympathetic nerve
parasympathetic nerve n. One of the nerves of the parasympathetic nervous system.