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ZENER CARDS

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a standardized group of stimulant materials, alike to a deck of playing cards, modeled for utilization in experiments on extrasensory comprehension and other parapsychological phenomena. The group contains 25 cards, each of which has one of 5 symbols, with 5 cards in each category. In the average test of telepathy, the cards are mixed up and a chosen sender turns the cards over one at a time to analyze the symbol, while a receiver tries to guess the symbol by reading the thoughts of the sender. In a clairvoyant experiment, the receiver may try to determine the arrangement of the shuffled cards without any analysis of cards by the sender. In an experiment on psychokinesis, the involved party would try to control the result of the shuffle directly.

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ZENO'S PARADOXES

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many arguments introduced by Zeno of Elea, a Greek philosopher, against the thoughts of plurality and movement. People making a trip must first go halfway to their intended destination, and subsequently cover half of the distance that remains, and then half once again, in a never-ending sequence of said steps which seems impossible to do.

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ZERO POPULATION GROWTH

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the condition wherein the quantity of births and deaths in a society is level, so that there is extremely minimal escalation or lessening in populace.

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ZERO-SUM GAME

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with regard to game theory, a form of game wherein the players

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ZIMELDINE

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an antidepressant with SRRI traits which was taken off the universal market in 1983 because of its serious neurological side effects. Previous European brand name: Zelmid.

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ZIPF'S LAW

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with regard to speaking language, the viewpoint that the length of words within any language is inversely associated to how often they're used, so that frequently-used words are usually short, and rarer words are usually long.

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ZIPRASIDONE

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noun. an uncommon antipsychotic which is utilized for the remediation of schizophrenia and of acute manic or combined episodes correlated with bipolar disorders. It might extend the Q-T interval of the cardiac cycle and ought to therefore not be administered to patients with abnormal or irregular heart rhythms or to patients who have had a heart attack recently or are taking antiarrhythmic drugs. Typical side effects are inclusive of orthostatic hypotension and sedation. United States brand name: Geodon.

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ZOFRAN

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noun. a brand name for ondansetron.

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ZOLLNER ILLUSION

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a visual illusion wherein parallel lines seem to diverge whenever one of them is intersected by short diagonal lines slanted to one direction, and the other by lines slanting toward the opposite direction.

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ZOLOFT

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noun. a brand name for sertraline.

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