KINDRED

The study in large kindred's of mutations that predispose to disease helps to identify the position and pene-trance of a particular gene mutation and...

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...

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...

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND OTHER CHARAC

Attributes of an employee or applicant for a position that are measured for such purposes as personnel selection, personnel placement, performance review and personnel...

KRAEPELIN'S THEORY

Emphasized the progressive intellectual deterioration dementia and the early onset prafcox of the disorder and the concept of dementia prafcox the disorder known as...

KYPHOSIS

The condition may result from trauma, developmental problems or degenerative disease. See lordosis. It is an exaggerated curvature of the spine at the cervical...

KARMA

In Buddhism the universal law of cause and effect. The effect of an action, which can be of the body, mind, speech and is...

KERNIG'S SIGN

a diagnostic sign for meningitis. The test is positive if flexing the thigh at the hip while extending the leg at the knee results...

KINESICS

In hand gestures it is the study of them and the part played by the body movements, eye movements and soon in communicating meaning....

KINKEEPER

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

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