OLFACTORY TRACT

a strip of nerve fibers which starts in the olfactory bulb and continues in reverse along the bottom side of the brain's frontal lobe...

OMNIBUS TEST

a statistical examination of magnitude wherein at least three conditions are contrasted at the same time or wherein there are at least two independent...

ONE-SIDED MESSAGE

a message consisting of arguments which solely advocate one side of a problem. It is compared with a two-sided message, that primarily advocates one...

ONTOGENETIC FALLACY

postulated by American sociologist Sale Dannefer, the false presumption that anything which appears like a typical trend or pattern of modifications with age is...

OPEN HOSPITAL

a psychiatric hospital lacking locked entryways or physical constraint systems/tools. Commonly referred to as open-door hospital.

OPENING TECHNIQUE

the way by which a therapist mandates initial trust and rapport at the start of an occupational union with a client in therapy or...

OPERATION

noun. 1. a form of cognitive scheme which is mental, stems from behavior, exists in an ordered system wherein it is operating with all...

OPIA

suffix: fault or flaw of vision of the eyes.

OPIOID INTOXICATION

a reversible syndrome due to the recent taking of an opioid. It comprises clinically substantial behavioral or psychological alterations, as well as one or...

OPPOSITIONAL DEFIANT DISORDER

in the DSM-IV-TR, a behavioral disorder of the younger years marked by repetitive disobedient, aversive or violent actions in the direction of authoritative figures...

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