GATE-CONTROL THEORY OF PAIN

the name of the hypothesis that the spinal cord regulates the amount of perceived pain reaching the brain by opening or closing gates for...

GEMEINSCHAFTSGEFIIHL

the German term for social interest or community spirit or the spirit of equality, belonging and unity. The literal meaning is a feeling for...

GENDER REASSIGNMENT

1. changing a person's gender label due to being wrong at birth due to anomalous genitalia. 2. Use of surgery and hormones to change...

GENERAL ABILITY

a term that is used to describe the measurable ability believed to underlie skill in handling all types of intellectual tasks. See general factor.

GENERAL SLOWING

the term that is used for an explanation of cognitive aging that attributes poorer cognitive performance of older adults on a variety of cognitive...

GENERATION GAP

Name for the differences in values, morals, atti

GENETIC MAP

The chromosome map of a species showing positions of genes, genetic markers and relations between them. Examines patterns of inheritance of numerous traits over...

GENITAL AROUSAL IN SLEEP

the action penile erection in men and clitoral enlargement and vaginal lubrication in women that occur during REM sleep when we dream. Not associated...

GENOCIDE

the intentional and systematic annihilation of a racial, ethnic, national or religious group. Declared an international crime by UN Genocide Convention of 1948. see...

GERIATRIC DEPRESSION SCALE (GDS)

assessment designed to use with people over 65 years of age and is a self-administered test of 30 questions. Devised by T L Brink,...

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