KINKEEPER

Promoting and protecting relationships between family members and the social role usually assumed by women

KLINEFELTER'S SYNDROME

Mental retardation is uncommon but many affected individuals have behavioural problems. Also called XXY syndrome, it is a chromosomal disorder affecting males born with...

KERATOMETER

Also called ophthlamometer, this is an instrument used to measure the curvature of the cornea of the eye, used in the diagnosis of astigmatism

KURTOSIS

Probability distribution and the fourth central moment of it

KRUSKAL-SHEPARD SCALING

The dissimilarities are represented by distances between items in a high dimensional space. Larger distances indicated greater dissimilarity and multidimensional scaling applied to judgements...

KNOWLEDGE OF PERFORMANCE (KP)

verbalized information about the nature of the movement pattern that is used to achieve an aim.

KEY-WORD METHOD

A technique sometimes used in foreign language vocabulary. The word associated with the sound of a foreign word and linked to the foreign words...

KNOCKOUT

Organism, see gene knockout

KIRKBRIDE, THOMAS (1809-83)

Kirkbride, a pioneer in American psychiatry, obtained his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania, then served as physician in several mental institutions for...

KINGDOM

Modern classifications recognize five kingdoms, Bacteria, Protista or Protoctista, Animalia, Fungi and Plantae which in some systems are grouped into domains, traditionally the highest...

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