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K COMPLEX

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a brief characteristic of electrical activity recorded from the brain during the early stages of sleep. It may also be associated with nocturnal epileptic seizures.

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K-ABC

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Kaulman assessment battery for children

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K-R 20

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Kuder Richardson formula 20 and the abbreviation for it

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K-STRATEGY

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Populations of K strategists expand to the maximum size that the habitat can support its carrying capacity or K. The strategy implies that the a constant relatively small number of high quality offspring is more likely to lead to reproductive success

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KAINATE RECEPTOR

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It is coupled to a ligand-gated ion channel, which opens when the receptor is activated and is a type of glutamate receptor that binds kainic acid as well as glutamate

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KAINIC ACID

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a neuroexcitatory compound used in research to destroy brain tissue in experimental animals .

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KAIROS

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It is the moment of heightened awareness at which a person gains insight into the meaning of an important event. See experience, epiphany.

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KALLIKAK

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a family stugy claimed to provide evidence of inheritance of moral traits and risk of moral degeneracy due to mental retardation, it was also purported to have one branch characterized as moral upstanding and productive and another as immoral.

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KALLMANN'S SYNDROME

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A disorder that is characterized by hypo-gonadism, mental retardation, colour blindness, complete anosmia which is absence of smell and motor overflow.

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KAMIKAZE

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Suicide attacks on the enemy by flying bomb loaded aircrafts into targets, the word in Japanese is for divine wind, they were an elite military unit in the Japanese air force.

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