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P FACTOR ANALYSIS

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factor analysis which consists of statistically examining many reactions given by a sole person across many events, instead of analyzing many reactions of a big amount of people, each of whom is examined on just one occasion.

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P-TECHNIQUE FACTOR ANALYSIS

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An analysis of the time period (x) time period [c] correlation. The variables are not correlated over individuals but rather over occasions.

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P3 COMPONENT

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the third positive element of an event-related potential that is correlated with postperceptual cognitive procedures, like attention. It is at times, referred to as the P300 because it appears about 300 ms after stimulant onset.

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PACEMAKER

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noun. a natural or faux gadget which assists in establishing and preserving specific biological rhythms.

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PACHYGYRIA

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noun. a brain malformation wherein the convolutions of the cerebral cortex are irregularly thick. It is generally joined by a lessening of the fissures between the gyri. Commonly referred to as macrogyria.

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PACINIAN CORPUSCLE

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a form of cutaneous receptor organ which is sensitive to vibration and contact. It contains a nerve-fiber ending encompassed by concentric layers of connective tissue. Pacinian corpuscles are located in the fingers, the tendons, the hairy skin, and the abdominal membrane. Commonly referred to as Pacinian body.

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PACKAGE TESTING

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a type of product challenging which emphasizes the impacts of the package construction on customers' purchasing choices.

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PACKET SWITCHING

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a way of conveying messages from one place to another using a computer network which makes effective utilization of the network

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PADDED CELL

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a room in a psychiatric facility or ward which is lined with mattresses or other thick padded materials on the walls and floor to safeguard an aggressive or self-destructive person from inflicting harm upon their self or from hurting other people.

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PAIN DRAWING

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a diagnostic divide used for discerning the quantity, seriousness, and form of pain. A front and rear observation of the human body is given, and the person is provided with directions on how to discern the area and form of pain utilizing particular symbols.

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