BATTERING MEN'S EXCUSES

are rationalizations typically given by men who beat their spouses or domestic partners. These can range from simple provocation, or that the process of...

BABKIN REFLEX

refers to an innate neonatal reflex whereby infants open their mouths and twist their heads in response to pressure placed on their palms. [Boris...

BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER

n. in DSM-IV-TR, refers to a chronic pattern of personality instability. More of a disorder than not, it manifests through symptoms such as mood...

BENCHMARK

Measure of performance for a process or an outcome that needs to be repeated.

BIRTH RATIO

Ratio of one type of birth to another such as male to female, twins and multiple births to single births.

BASKET CELL

A type of neuron found in the cerebellum, a part of the human brain.

BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY

Science dealing with biology and psychology where they overlap.

BIRTH PARENT

Biological parent of the child in contrast with adoptive parents.

BEHAVIOR REHEARSAL

Used to modify behaviour and enhance social and interpersonal skills.

BLASTOCYST

The early stage in development of a mamalian embryo.

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