BARANY TEST

n. a test used for detecting diseases related to the function of the semi-circular canals in the inner ear. Devised by Austrian physician Robert...

BOSTON NAMING TEST (BNT)

n. a test in word retrieval designed for patients experiencing language disturbance such as those caused by dementia, stroke, and Alzheimer's disease. It employs...

BUCCINATOR

n. in anatomy, pertains to the cheek muscles which aid in chewing, eating, smiling, and speaking. For instance, during speech, these are the muscles...

BILIRUBIN ENCEPHALOPATHY (Kemicterus)

A toxic brain disorder occurring in infants, due to accumulation in the gall bladder of bilirubin, a red breakdown product of hemoglobin. The condition...

BEHAVIOR MAPPING

n. in line with activity mapping and data collection, refers to a technique which enables you to study the activities of people in a...

BIOCHEMICAL DEFECT

n. a metabolic defect which contibutes to the onset of a neurological or psychiatric condition. This defect may either be inherited or congenital. In...

BODY DISTORTION

n. a tendency to either underestimate or overestimate the features of one's body such as size or weight. Usually, the outcome is that one...

BEHAVIORAL TECHNOLOGY

n. a range of experimentally-established techniques and approaches which are designed to effect behavioral change. It is a set of procedures accepted by scientists...

BIOGRAPHICAL EVALUATION AND SCREENING OF TROOPS

n. a screening program used in the classification and selection of military personnel. It identifies candidates who are likely or unlikely to complete training...

BIOLOGICAL CLOCK

n. the internal mechanism which controls the rhythm of activities in a living organism. Referred to as biological rhythm or biorhythm, it involves a...

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