Elevated mood. Euphoria is a desirable and natural occurrence when it results from happy or exciting events. An excessive degree of euphoria that is not linked to events is characteristic of hypomania or mania, abnormal mood states associated with bipolar disorders. See also bipolar disease.
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A feeling of well-being, commonly exaggerated and not necessarily well founded. [eu- + G. phero, to bear]

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eu·pho·ria yu̇-'fōr-ē-ə, -'fȯr- n a feeling of well-being or elation esp one that is groundless, disproportionate to its cause, or inappropriate to one's life situation compare DYSPHORIA
eu·phor·ic -'fȯr-ik, -'fär- adj
eu·phor·i·cal·ly -i-k(ə-)lē adv

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a state of optimism, cheerfulness, and well-being. A morbid degree of euphoria is characteristic of mania and hypomania. See also ecstasy, elation.

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eu·pho·ria (u-forґe-ə) [Gr. “the power of bearing easily”] an exaggerated feeling of physical and mental well-being, especially when not justified by external reality. Euphoria may be induced by drugs such as opioids, amphetamines, and alcohol and is also a feature of mania.

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