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performance enhancement

the act or process of increasing one’s level of achievement at a task or activity by building one’s physical and mental capacity or endurance for it through exercise, positive self-talk, the use of imagery, and other means. See performance enhancing drug.

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April 17th 2024

lip pursing

lip pursing

a facial contortion in which the lips protrude in a manner that resembles pouting or a snout. First described (as Schnauzkrampf) by German psychiatrist Karl Ludwig Kahlbaum (1828–1899), it is most commonly associated with catatonic schizophrenia.