NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH (NIMII)

In response to increased public awareness of the need for more research, training, and services in the mental health field, Congress passed the epoch-making...

NECROMANIA (literally, mania for the dead)

Pathological preoccupation with dead bodies.The interest in corpses is usually of a sexual character and may in some cases take the form of necrophilia,...

NECROPHILIA (literally, love of corpses)

A sexual deviation consisting of a morbid sexual interest in dead bodies.This perversion seems to be confined to men. The necrophile achieves sexual arousal...

NERVE CONDUCTION

The process by which impulses are carried by nerve cells.Our knowledge of nerve conduction has gone through a number of stages. Early thinkers, such...

NEURASTHENIA (literally, nerve weakness)

An obsolescent term for a neurotic condition marked by severe fatigue, bodily weakness, poor concentration, feelings of inadequacy, and mental and physical listlessness. Other...

NEUROFIBROMATOSIS (Von Recklinghausen’s Disease)

A disorder transmitted by a dominant gene, causing mild or moderate mental defect in about one third of the cases. The clinical symptoms are...

NEURON (Nerve Cell)

The basic structural unit of the nervous system, which transmits impulses from one part of the body to another.The nervous system is a vast...

NORMOTYPE

a constitutional bodily form which is morphologically average.

NOTHINGNESS

noun. With regard to existentialism, the belief which postulates nothing is observed to structure existence. It also postulates that the meaninglessness of...

NUCLEAR WARFARE

the utilization of nuclear weapons in combat, that inflicts huge amounts of damage with possibly both physical and psychological impacts on the survivors of...

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