PERIPHERALISM

noun. the position of some behaviorists which stresses that occurrences at the periphery of a living being, like the laryngeal and skeletal muscles and...

PROPRIETARY DRUG

Any patented drug or compound used for medicinal purpose. The proprietary drug may be a formulation that contains generic compounds in its ingredients.

PREVENTION RESEARCH

Research with the intent of a reduction of possible pathology, particularly in populations with a certain predisposition to that pathology, disease or condition

PSEUDODEMENTIA

A deterioration of cognitive function, unaccompanied by and neurological disease or disorder. Sometimes appearing in a major depressive episode, it may be reversible....

PURKINJE CELL

A large multi-branched cell in the cerebral cortex. It receives incoming signals regarding the position of the body and communicates transmitted signals to...

PIGEM'S QUESTION

a question modeled to induce projective reactions by a client undergoing a cognitive status examination. The question is generally a variation of What would...

SENSORY PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY

This studies the relationships between physiological and psychological functioning as it pertains to the senses and perception.

PROCYCLIDINE

U.S. trade name: Kemadrin. Procyclidine is a drug used in the treatment of Parkinson's disease and drug-induced extrapyratmidal effects.

POSTURAL CONTROL

the capacity to manage the position of one's body. The first landmark in the growth of such takes place at around three weeks old,...

PROPAEDEUTIC

Instructions that serve as an introduction before formal instruction on the full concept begins. Also an introduction to any are or science.

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