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...

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR MENTAL HEALTH

The national voluntary citizens’ organization working to combat mental illness and advance mental health.The Association was formed in 1950 by a merger of three...

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...

NAGLIERI NONVERBAL ABILITY TEST (NNAT)

is test used to examiner nonverbal reasons and problem solving skills in children from the age of kindergarten through to grade 12. There are...

NARCISSISTIC OBJECT CHOICE

is the selection of a mate or partner who is highly similar ot oneself.

NASA TASK LOAD INDEX (NASA TLX)

is a test which allows researchers to subjectively judge the level of workload which operatives undergo whilst working in a variety of different human...

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