ELECTROCONVULSIVE THERAPY (ECT)

The controversial ytreatment that induces a seizure in a patient by passing an electric current through the templs.

EMOTIONAL INSULATION

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

EPISTEMIC

Relating to the knowledge of epistemology and the desire for knowledge.

EROTIC ASPHYXIATION

Sexual pleasure associated with a restriction of breathing. See asphyxophilia- autoerotic sphyxiation.

EVOLUTION OF INTELLIGENCE

Process that has developed intelligence from earlier and simpler species to later and more complex species.

ETHNOGRAPHIC APPROACH

Used by anthropologists who study community as a way of life.

EPILEPSY (Etiology and Therapy)

The primary symptoms of epilepsy, alterations of consciousness in association with convulsive movements, are produced by disturbances in the electrical discharges of the brain...

ECPHORIA

1. Memory activation that uses a cue of some sort for retrieval. 2. Process of reviving a memory using stimulus.

EXPIATORY PUNISHMENT

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

ENDOPLASMIC RETICULUM (ER)

The network of membranous tubules and sacs extending from the nucleus to the outer membrane of a typical animal or plant cell.

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