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Within
Without
Patience
Roadrunners
Invocation
Redrum
Via Negativa
Surekill
Salvage
Badlaa
The Gift
Medusa
Per Manum
This is Not Happening
DeadAlive
Three Words
Empedocles
Vienen
Alone
Essence
Existence

EMPEDOCLES #8x17  04.22.01 
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The title of this episode comes from the name of the Greek scientist-philosopher-poet "Empedocles of Acragas" (c. BC 492 - 432). Held in great esteem amongst other philosophers, he was well known for his belief in the four-element theory -- all matter is composed of the four essential elements: earth, air, fire, and water. Empedocles thought that fire was the chief and most powerful element. According to legend, Empedocles ended his mortal life by flinging himself into a fiery volcanic crater at Mount Etna in an effort to become a god. In return, the volcano belched out a single bronze sandal, a symbol of the ability to move into the underworld at will. The sandal was thought to be a sign that Empedocles had achieved his goal to become immortal.

A "stressor" can be defined as any event that produces stress in an individual. There are different determining factors in how a stressor affects a person, among which include age, gender, personality, experience and emotional state. The body's corresponding physiological response is to prepare the body for "fight or flight" which causes effects such as an increase in heart rate, raised blood pressure, rapid and shallow breathing, and hormones being released into the blood.

Abruptio Placentae is the premature separation of the placenta from the wall of the uterus. This potentially life-threatening complication may affect pregnant women and their fetuses during the last trimester of pregnancy. Warning signs can include bleeding, premature contractions, and abdominal pain. The danger increases with the severity of abruption (marginal, partial and complete) but the risk is usually manageable with immediate and appropriate medical care.