PRESENILIN

Presenilin

PRESSURE ULCER

A region of dead tissue resulting from cells being killed by prolonged pressure.

PRETRIAL PUBLICITY

Newspaper, television, radio and internet coverage that may or may not lead prospective jurors to form an opinion on guilt or innocence before a...

PRIMA FACIE

The literal Latin translation of Prima Facie is "first face". Prima facie describes evidence that is regarded as strong enough to support a...

PRIMARY BEHAVIOR DISORDER

Primary behavior disorder refers to various problematic behaviors on the part of children and teens. These can be relatively benign such as biting...

PRIMARY EMPATHY

A strategy in therapies that are client-centered in which the therapist makes a conscious effort to experience a situation in the same manner as...

PRIMARY MOOD DISORDER

A mood disorder that occurs independent of any other mood disorder.

PRIMARY SOMATOSENSORY AREA (SI)

The primary somatosensory area is located in the cerebral cortex of the brain. It is associated with the first stage of processing tactile...

PRIMITIVE DEFENSE MECHANISM

Psychoanalytically, the theory of protection against anxiety connected with the death instinct. Primitive defense mechanism have been identified as such tactics as denial, splitting...

PRINCIPLED STAGE

The second stage in the post-conventional level of moral development, In which people are guided by their individual conscience, principles and ethical standards.

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