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guardian ad litem

an individual appointed by the court to represent in a lawsuit someone who is incapacitated either by age or by mental or physical disability. The individual’s status as guardian ad litem is temporary and is dissolved upon resolution of that lawsuit.

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May 26th 2024



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