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(krī′sis )

pl. crises [Gr. krisis, turning point]

1. The turning point of a disease.
2. The sudden descent of a high temperature to normal or below.
3. A sudden painful experience.
4. An unstable period in a person's life in which coping skills are severely challenged.
SEE: crisis intervention

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