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gossip

1. n. personal talk or communication of often unsubstantiated information. Gossip may be scandalous in content or malicious in intention, but it need not be so. Many of the functions of gossip have significant implications for group processes, including bonding, norm transmission, and norm reinforcement.

2. vb. to engage in such talk.

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May 26th 2024

catecholaminergic

catecholaminergic

adj. responding to, releasing, or otherwise involving catecholamines. For example, a catecholaminergic neuron is one that releases norepinephrine or another catecholamine as a neurotransmitter.