NEURAL SET

is an often temporary almost guaranteed response from a neural pathway.

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...

NOSOLOGY (literally, “study of disease”)

The classification of diseases, or the branch of medicine that deals with naming and classifying diseases.Nosology has an extremely important place in psychiatry, as...

NEUROTIC DEPRESSION

defines any major depressive episode which is without psychotic features.

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...

NURSERY SCHOOL EXPERIENCE

Many studies have been made of the effect of nursery school on the intellectual, social, and emotional development of the child. The experience appears...

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...

NYMPHOMANIA (Andromania)

A sexual deviation in females consisting of an excessive or insatiable desire for gratification.In nymphomaniacs, the desire for sexual stimulation and gratification is so...

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...

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