CAFERGOT

n. Trade name for ergotamine. Specifically, it is a medication which combines caffeine and ergotamine tartrate. As a drug, it is prescribed in the...

CALIFORNIA ACHIEVEMENT TESTS (CAT)

n. a battery of multiple-choice tests designed to assess basic skills among students from Kindergarten to Grade 12. At 13 levels in all, it...

CAMPBELL, DONALD THOMAS

(1916-1996) U.S. psychologist with a PhD in social psychology from University of California in Berkeley. He introduced standard concepts in experimental design such as...

CANNABIS PSYCHOSIS, CANNABIS INTOXICATION

n. a transient phenomenon which occurs while smoking or after ingesting cannabis. Clinically, it consists of feelings of enhanced well-being, heightened perception, and...

CAPRYLIC

adj. pertaining to one of the odor qualities observed, four of which are described in the Crocker-Henderson odor system. Specifically, this odor quality is...

CARCINOGEN

n. any cancer-causing substance which a person ingests or comes in contact with, directly. Also, any cancer-initiating agent which someone gets exposed to, indirectly....

CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

n. a major organ-system which includes the heart, the blood vessels, and the entire circulatory system of the body. It is responsible for the...

CARISOPRODOL

n. a drug belonging to the class of propanediols. First introduced as an anxiolytic drug, it has now been developed into a skeletal muscle...

CARUS TYPOLOGY

n. a classification of human body constitution into five types, namely: 1) the cerebral type, 2) the athletic type, 3) the phthisic type, 4)...

CASPAR HAUSER EXPERIMENT

n. any experimental procedure in which an animal is held captive, deprived of its natural surroundings, and exposed to very limited sensory stimuli from...

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