BIBLIOTHERAPY

A form of supportive psychotherapy in which the patient is given carefully selected material to read.During the era of “moral treatment” many physicians used...

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...

BACK-FORMATION

refers to the creation of a new word on the mistaken assumption that an existing word derives from it. Commonly, this involves the...

BAD FAITH

refers to an individual

BALDWIN EFFECT

refers to the influence on intraspecies evolution of phenotypic plasticity. That is, the capability of an organism to be flexible and creative in adapting...

BAR DISPLAY

n. a machine display which applies to ergonomics. As the values of a system fluctuate, these are displayed through rectangular bars of equal width...

BARORECEPTOR

n. a sensory never ending which functions as a pressure receptor. Located in the walls and major arteries of the heart, this receptor is...

BASAL READER APPROACH

n. a method of teaching children to read. It employs reading instruction by means of a series of student workbooks accompanied by a teacher's...

BASIC MISTRUST

n. in Erikson's eight stages of psychosocial development, the first stage reached without successful resolution. Thus, self-esteem and normal relatedness are affected. Trust being...

BASKET ENDINGS

n. free nerve endings which surround the base of hair follices. Forming a basket array, they synapse with sensory receptors responsible for touch and...

Latest news