ANESTHETIC

n. any natural or synthetic substance that results in the person losing sensitivity to stimuli. May or may not produce a loss of...

ANGST

n. An emotional state encompassing anxiety and fear. N. May also reflect the uncertainty, fear, and anguish in an existential sense when a person...

ANIMAL DEFENSIVE BEHAVIOR

behavior used in the act of self-preservation, to avoid falling victim to another animal or predator. The function of this behavior is harm avoidance,...

ANIMAL RIGHTS

the rights of animals to be free from human abuse, suffering, and exploitation - especially relating to human research. Although most animals advocates argue...

ANISO- (ANIS-)

this term essentially means in some way unequal or dissimilar.

ANODYNE

n. refers to a group of procedures intended to act as pain relievers - for example analgesics, acupuncture, and anesthesia.

ANORCHISM

n. refers to the congenital absence of one or both testes, part of the male reproductive system.

ANT ILIHIDINAL EGO

a term used in object relations theory (Fairburn, 1889-) to refer to a non-pleasurable, deprecatory, and sometimes hostile self-image. It is thought to arise...

ANTEROGRADE AMNESIA

loss of memory for events that occur after the onset of amnesia. Also involves a lack of new learning post-amnesia. For example, an individual...

ANTIBIOTICS

n. a family of drugs intended to destroy pathogenic bacterias and microorganisms. Usually produced from living cells or synthetic chemicals. Ineffective against viruses. May...

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