BODY MASS INDEX (BMI)

An index used to show under and over weight in people.

BORDERLINE STATE

A condition whose symptoms are hard to classify into one illness or state.

BLAST OLFACTOMETER

n. an olfactometer that introduces a test odor into the nasal cavities in a blast of air. To milden the tactile effects of sending...

BODY-SIZE OVERESTIMATION

n. a tendency to overestimate the bulk and size of one's personal features. It reflects poor body esteem and leads to body distortion. As...

BELIEF SYSTEM

Set of attitudes and or beliefs that are asociated in memory. See attitude system.

BROCA'S APHASIA

n. a condition in which there is loss of the ability to produce language in either speech or writing. It is closely associated with...

BURNT

v. pp. pertaining to the quality of odor emitted by a substance or object that has been subjected to heat or fire. Also, refers...

BLOCKING

1. When a thought process suddenly stops. 2. Used in stimulus control where previous learning prevents the second stimulus being as noticable as the...

BRAIN BANK

n. a scientific program of research wherein the brains of patients diagnosed with neurological disorders are gathered and studied as to pathology. Pathological studies...

BODY PERCEPT

The image mentally you have of your own body like strong, thin, stocky, attractive, unattractive. Compare body concept. See body image.

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