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Depression in physiology and medicine refers to a lowering, in particular a reduction in a particular biological variable or the function of an organ. It is in contrast to elevation.

For example, it is possible to refer to "depressed thyroid function" or to a depression of blood flow in a particular area.

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Such physiological depression can in turn lead to Depressed mood and/or clinical depression either through direct means or indirect mechanisms.

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