NECROSIS

is the natural process which gives rise to dead cells, such as neurons and muscle cells, in the human body.

NEUTRAL STIMULUS

is a stimulus which whilst does stimulate a response from the nervous system, the response which is triggered is not the sort which would...

NEUROSIS

is a collection of functional mental disorders which involve symptoms such as distress but neither delusions nor hallucinations, whereby behaviour is not outside socially...

NICOTINE DEPENDENCE

is described in the DSM (Diagnostic Statistical Manual) as: a cluster of cognitive, behavioural, and physiological symptoms indicating continued use of nicotine despite significant...

NATURAL EXPERIMENT

is an experimental design where a natural event which is typically a natural disaster is classed as an experimental condition and then this is...

NEO-FREUDIAN 1

such as U.S. psychoanalyst Karen Homey (1885 - 1952) and U.S. psychiatrist Harry Stack Sullivan (1892 - 1949). Neo-Freudian describes a theory or set...

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,...

NETWORK-MEMORY MODEL

is one of the many theories of memory which implies that the long-term memory store is a chain of similar past experiences which are...

NONCOMMUNICATING HYDROCEPHALUS

hydrocephalus correlated with blockage of the ventricular system, that impedes normal flow and reabsorption of cerebrospinal fluid. It is commonly a result of a...

NEUROLOGICAL EVALUATION SCALE (NES)

Was first devised in 1989 by U.S. psychiatrists Robert W. Buchanan and Douglas W. Heinrichs. The NES' primary goal is to provide a standardized...

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