DOLICHOCEPHALIC

Meaning that the haed is narrow and long. See cephalic index.

DURABLE POWER OF ATTORNEY

A legal document stating that a person can make health care, financial decisions for another person who is incapable of making their own.

DISSOCIATED STATE

A reaction to a traumatic event where the person splits up elements of the event so as to deal with it better. See double...

DOPAMINE RECEPTOR

The receptor molecule sensitive to dopamine and related compounds. The receptors are found in the basal ganglia, blood vessels in the kidneys and mesentery.

DISCIPLINE

1. Training used to establish desired habits. 2. Control of conduct by usung punishment and reward. 3. Field of study.

DICHORHINIC

Presenting a different odour to each nostril by an olfactometer.

DIETHYLPROPION

Stimulant used to suppress appetite. See analeptics.

DIVAGATION

The rambling or digressing speech, thoughts or writing. See disorganised speech.

DEISM

A religion associated with enlightenment. Based on the premise that God will provide everything needed for human happiness.

DETOXIFICATION CENTER

The place where detoxification takes place. See alcohol withdrawal- substance withdrawal.

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