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D PRIME

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a gauge of someone's capacity to pick up on indicators- more particularly, a gauge of vulnerability or discriminability stemming from signal detection theory that isn't impacted by reaction biased.

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D SLEEP

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abbreviated form of desynchronized sleep, or dreaming sleep.

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D-STATE

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Abbreviation for dream state as opposed to waking or W state.

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DA 1

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1. abbreviated form of dopamine. 2. abbreviated form of developmental age.

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DA COSTA'S SYNDROME

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founded by American surgeon Jacob Mendes Da Costa, a condition of anxiousness in soldiers during the American Civil War marked significantly by heart palpitations. It is considered to be a type of panic disorder.

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DABBLER

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noun. With regard to the esoteric arts and magic, someone who acts within occult or otherworldly traditions or behaviors for nonsensical or flippant reasons.

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DACTYLOLOGY

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noun. The conveying or concepts by way of signals formed via the fingers.

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DAH TEST

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abbreviated form of Machover Draw A House Test.

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DALE'S LAW

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the idea, now recognized as being inaccurate for a large number of neurons, which each terminal button of a neuron comprises just one type of neurotransmitter.

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DALE'S PRINCIPLE

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theory posed by British neurophysiologist Henry Hallet Dale.

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