DEGRADATION By N., Sam M.S. - 44 1. Neurophysiology. When a neurotransmitter is broken down into inactive metabilites. 2. The result of a declining in value, quality or status. DEGRADATION: "Fresh produce shows degradation when it starts to lose its fresh quality." Related Psychology Terms DOMINANCE RELATIONSHIP ADOLESCENCE (Theories) Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development ALCOHOLIC ADDICTION LYSERGIC ACID (LSD) ELECTROSHOCK THERAPY (Elec- troconvulsive Therapy; EST, ECT) A Comparison of Maternal and Paternal Filicide APRAXIA (literally, “inability to act or do”) Developing a Case Study EPILEPSY (Symptoms and Types) Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "DEGRADATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/degradation/ (accessed May 27, 2022).