BEHAVIORAL RISK FACTOR

n. any particular behavior or behavior pattern which strongly yet adversely affects health. It increases the chances of developing a disease, disability, or syndrome....

BASIC PERSONALITY

n. a pattern of thinking, feeling, and behaving which is distinct among people raised within a similar culture. These similarities in personality are 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...

BIOELECTRIC POTENTIAL

n. the electric potential inherently present in in the individual cells and tissues of man. This potential exists in nerves, muscles, and all other...

BIOGRAPHICAL METHOD

n. the collection and analysis of an account on a person. It may be the whole or a portion of this person's life. It...

BIOLOGICAL STRESS

n. any condition that puts pressure and makes demands on both the physical and psychological defense system of a living organism. It can be...

BROKEN HOME

n. a family system that is organized into a single-parent household. The setup usually results from a divorce of separation of parents. Currently, the...

BEHAVIORAL CONGRUENCE

n. a consistent state of behavior, meaning there is consistency between the goals, values, and attitudes projected and the actual behavior observed. In personality...

BEHAVIORAL CONSISTENCY

n. the state of being consistent in behavior pattern. As such, an individual is more likely to adhere to the same principles throughout life....

BODY TYPE

n. the classification of people based on body build or constitutional type. These types of physique include ectomorph (thin and lean), mesomorph (athletic...

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