CAFETERIA FEEDING

n. in experimental psychology, refers to a technique applied in studying non-human species as to hunger and food preference. Under lab conditions, test subjects...

CALIFORNIA PSYCHOLOGICAL INVENTORY (CPI)

n. An inventory of items designed to test the personality characterstics of adolescents and adults on four measurement classes. Consisting of 434 true-or-false statements,...

CAMPRAL

n. trade name for acamprosate. It is one of the most recent medications approved for use in alcohol dependence as well as alcoholism. Nonetheless,...

CANNABIS-INDUCED PSYCHOTIC DISORDER

n. a rare but risky psychiatric disorder which is associated with constant cannabis intoxication and dependence. It is characterized by persecutory delusions and marked...

CAPSAICIN

n. a crystalline compound derived from the capsicum plant of the nightshade family. Colorless yet spicy and pungent, it is irritating to the...

CARDIAC INDEX

n. a vasodynamic measure of cardiac output, meaning the volume or fraction of blood which the left ventricle of the heart ejects into systemic...

CARD-STACKING

n. in marketing and advertising, refers to the deliberate technique of overemphasizing a product's best features and suppressing other information that may raise questions....

CARNAL

adj. denoting physical pleasure and sexual appetite. Anything that is related to the flesh or the body and, thus, is temporal and worldly. Carnal...

CARVE-OUT

n. a program which exclude certain services, like coverage for health care services that relate to mental health and substance abuse. These services are...

CASSINA

n. A wild, evergreen shrub of the holly variety (Ilex vomitoria). Rich in caffeine and theobromine, it is of medicinal and ceremonial value...

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