EPICRITIC SENSATION

A cutaneous sensation such as pressure or temperature that is detected at a low level of sensitivity.

ERROR RATE

The rate at which errors are made.

EARLY AND PERIODIC SCREENING, DIAGNOSIS, AND TREATMENT (EPSDT)

Screening for early signs of disorders and disease carried out at speific intervals.

END ORGAN

A structural part of a nerve ending such as a plate receptor or sensory receptor.

EPSILON ALCOHOLISM

The 5th stage of alcoholism. Where periodic binge drinking is broken up by dry periods that can last fro months. See alpha, beta, delta...

EMOTIONAL DISSEMBLANCE

Lack of correspondence between the affective state and its outward expression.

EXPANSIVE DELUSION

The less common name for delusion of grandeur.

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

Intelligence involving the ability to process emotional information. See quotient.

EMOTIONAL INSULATION

Defense mechanism. Where indifferent and detached responses are made in frustrating situations.

EXPIATORY PUNISHMENT

A punishment to the wrongdoer who is made to suffer in proportion to the severity of wrongdoing. Compare reciprocal punishment.

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