PRESSOR EFFECT

The physiological effect of vasoconstrictors on a patient's blood vessel walls affecting veins and arteries.

PRETERM VIABILITY

The possibility of survival of a fetus outside the womb prior to full-term delivery.

PREVOCATIONAL TRAINING

Designed as a prepatory training, prevocational training does not concentrate on job-specific skills, but rather attempts to enhance a subject's work habits, ethics and...

PRIMAL-HORDE THEORY

In his work entitled Totem and Taboo, published in 1913 Sigmund Freud theorized the concept of the original tribe or family led by a...

PRIMARY CORTEX

Any region of the cerebral cortex that receives information from sensory receptors or communicates with muscles for action. Examples are: the primary visual...

PRIMARY LINE OF SIGHT

An imaginary line drawn from the center of the pupil to an object.

PRIMARY RELATIONSHIP

One's closest relationship. The one relationship the individual deems important enough to invest large amounts of time, energy and physical or emotional capital on.

PRIMATE

An order of mammals. The order includes apes, moneys and humans. Primates have opposable thumbs capable of touching other fingers. Primates...

PRINCIPLE OF DISTRIBUTED REPETITIONS

A learning concept that states that repeating of material should be spread out over time as opposed to being compacted into a shorter time...

PRIVATE MENTAL HOSPITAL

Typically smaller in regards to patients than a public hospital, a private mental hospital is staffed and operated by a group of private medical...

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