BRAIN POTENTIAL

n. the electrical potential which occurs in brain cells, enabling them to transmit impulses to and from the central nervous system. More of an...

BRAIN-WAVE THERAPY

n. in alternative therapy, refers to the stimulation of specific sound waves in order to enhance learning,memory, relaxation, and sleep. For instance, one is...

BREATHING RETRAINING

in behavior therapy, refers to slow, diaphragmatic breathing which is taught in different methods such as therapist modeling or corrective feedback. Breathing exercises are...

BRIGHTNESS CONSTANCY

n. a condition of maintaining perceptual constancy in viewing familiar objects. Thus, anything familiar to the eye (like a blank sheet of white paper)...

BRODMANN'S CYTOARCHITECTONIC AREA

n. the pattern used as a basis for mapping out the cerebral cortex as Brodmann's area. It is architecturally based on cellular structure...

BRUCE EFFECT

n. the effect that chemical signals (i.e. urinal pheromones) have in blocking the pregnancy of female rodents. Being exposed to the odor of an...

BUFFERING

n. the act of protecting the person against stressful emotional and psychological experiences. In psychotherapy, this is usually accomplished by surrounding one's self with...

BUPHTHALMOS

n. a bulging or enlargement of the eye that is abnormally observed in newborns and infants. It is often diagnosed as a condition of...

BUTORPHANOL

n. an analgesic which is medically prescribed for migraine headaches and other conditions involving moderate to severe pain. (Trade name: Stadol) Morphine-like in effect,...

BARESTHESIA

n. The feeling or sensation of weight or pressure

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