ANXIETY NEUROSIS

in psychoanalysis, this refers to a disturbance or neurosis. The most prominent symptoms are thought to be persistent anxiety, feelings of impending disaster, and...

APAREUNIA

n. the inability to perform sexual intercourse due to medical complications. 2. abstinence from coitus as a conscious choice.

APLASIA

n. the failure of an organ or bodily tissue to grow- or interruption to the growth process. See also agenesis.

APOSTILB

a unit of luminance that is equal to the luminance of a uniform diffuser that is emitting 1/tt cd/nr.

APPETITION SYSTEM

extraversion: as represented by an individual's relative sensitivity to appetitive (positive, rewarding) cues and stimuli and his or her behavioral processes for approaching these...

APPRAISAL THEORY

an overarching name for a group of theories, stating that people's cognitive appraisals or evaluations of a situation determine the emotions they feel in...

A-B DESIGN

a setup for experiments requiring the measurement of the dependent variable prior to onset of the experiment and again after it.

ABDOMINAL MIGRAINE

common in kids, repeating discomfort in the abdomen- queasiness and vomiting may or may not occur concurrently with abdominal migraine- episodes occur and then...

ABDUCENS NERVE

commonly referred to as the cranial nerve VI, this nerve houses small threads that obtain control over the lateral rectus muscle in the eyes.

ABDUCENS NUCLEUS

starting point of the abducens nerve- a compilation of nerve cells in the base of the 4th ventricle in the brain.

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