ALALIA

fractional or full incapacity to talk. Even though principally ancient today, the label is sometimes preferred as an equivalent word for mutism.

ANAGLYPTOSCOPE

noun. A tool that reflects portions of light and shadow onto an item, changing the comprehension of it's depth. Commonly referred to as anadglyphoscope.

ANOXIA

n. reduced oxygen content primarily in the blood and brain due to reduced vascular functioning. Common causes include: carbon monoxide poisoning, cardiac arrest, respiratory...

ANXIETY REACTION

an intense emotional response to a stimulus, characterized by marked apprehension and accompanied by somatic symptoms of tension in the muscles, sweating, or heart...

ARCHITECTURAL PROGRAMMING

refers to the determination of the performance requirements of buildings and other physical facilities prior to their actual construction. Key considerations include the behavior...

ANION

n. an ion with a negative charge, for example, a chloride ion. See also cation- anionic.

ADOLESCENT PSYCHOTHERAPY

psychotherapeutic methods used to treat persons in their late childhood thru teenage years that are having difficulties with their feelings or behavior, or within...

ADAPTATION

1. modification of a sense organ to the force or even standard of stimulation, leading to a development where sensorial or perceptual encounters, such...

AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSE

a defensive strategy during which the accused acknowledges carrying out the act for which they are accused, however, they furnish indications which challenge the...

ARTERIOSCLEROSIS

n. literally, this means the hardening of the arteries. This is often a result of the deposition of plaques in the artery walls (see...

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