POSTURAL ARM DRIFT

the drift of the arms from their initial position whenever someone is needed to hold them outstretched and in a static position, with closed...

PARENCHYMA

noun. the operating tissues of a gland or organ, as differentiated from structurally supportive or connecting tissues.

PENNHURST CONSENT DECREE

a judicial decree mandating the closure of the Pennhurst State School and Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and the moving of those residing there with...

SELF-CONSISTENCY PERSPECTIVE OF COGNITIVE DISSONANCE THEORY

a variation of cognitive dissonance theory stating it is likely to occur when an inconsistency involves an aspect of self. Dissonance is only reduced...

PSEUDOPARALYSIS

A loss of movement in the limbs with no identifiable structural or functional problems.

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