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heart

(Essential part), noun core, essence, marrow, nerve, nucleus, pith, sum and substance
Associated concepts: heart of the case, heart of the pleadings

heart

(Fortitude), noun ardor, backbone, doughtiness, fearlessness, fervor, focus, gallantry, intestinal fortitude, mettle, spirit, substance, toleration, valor

heart

(Kindness), noun altruism, benevolence, clemency, compassion, gentleness, grace, humanity, kind offices, kind treatment, leniency, magnanimity, mercy, pity, sympathy, temperament, tenderness
See also: center, confidence, consequence, cornerstone, essence, faith, focus, frame, main point, significance, substance
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TWO FAINTING EPISODES caused a 41-year-old man to be transported to the emergency department (ED), where he was found to have decreased blood oxygenation, increased respiratory rate, and heart strain.
While this response mechanism comes in handy when faced with life-threatening danger, stress expert Bruce McEwen at The Rockefeller University in New York City says prolonged exposure to stress hormones is full of downsides: heart strain, brain memory-cell damage, and a weakened disease-fighting immune system, to name a few.