DECEREBRATION

Losing the ability to discriminate, learn and control movements as a result of severing the brainstem.

DECOMPENSATION

The breakdown of our defense mechanisms that result in a worsening of psychiatric symptoms.

DEEP BODY TEMPERATURE

Temperature of the organs inside the body. Also called core temperature. See body temperature.

DEFENDER STRATEGY

Business strategy. Where the organisation competes inn the market place by focusing on a narrow range of products.

DEFICIENCY MOTIVE

A tendency to satisfy a need in order to alleviate an efficiency. Compare abundancy motive.

DEHYDRATION

A lack of water to the tissues in our body. Compare hydration.

DELAY OF GRATIFICATION

Letting the immediate reward go so a better reward is gotten later. Compare immediate gratification.

DELETION

1. Genetics. Mutation where genetic material is lost from the chromosome.2. Genera 5 grammar. Part of a sentence is deleted but we still know...

DELUSION

An improbable and personal belief system or idea that is not seen in a persons culture. See bizarre delusion- encalsulated delusion- fragmentary delusion- systematised...

DEMANDMENTS

The self-constructed and self-defeating imperitives that convert goals into demands. See rational emotive behaviour therapy.

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