BRUCE EFFECT

This is the effect of chemical communication that will bring about a miscarriage. See Whitten effect.

BODY PERCEPT

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

BROTHERLINESS

n. a feeling of solidarity fostered among human beings. It is outwardly expressed as a concern for their well-being and an active involvement with...

BAYESIAN APPROACH

is the process of using conditional probabilities as an aid in selecting between a variety of potential outcomes.

BALANCING

refers to a statistical procedure that is commonly used for adjusting estimates of effects. This method takes into account the nonorthogonal structure of an...

BIOLOGICAL FAMILY

n. in law and social medicine, refers to a family and its members who are related by blood. The concept may be discussed in...

BUFOTENIN

A mildly hallucinogenic occuring naturally on the skin of some species of toad, genus bufo and in plants from the Anadenanthera.

BREADTH-FIRST SEARCH

Graph search strategy where states in the graph are considered recursively. If the present state is not the goal then a sibling state...

BEHAVIORAL PROFILE

n. a summary of the characteristic traits and behavior patterns of an individual. Through tests and experiments, a more detailed profile is formed from...

BIRTH RATIO

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

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