PSYCHOMOTOR DISORDER

A disruption in psychological control of movement. Also, a disorder of movement brought on by psychological factors such as stress, depression or a...

PAIRED ASSOCIATES LEARNING

A technique for studying learning. Words, syllables, digits, or other items are learned in pairs, and the subject is later tested on his ability...

PEPTIC ULCER

A craterlike wound in the inner wall of the stomach or duodenum resulting from the corrosive effects of acid-containing digestive juices. Although certain types...

POSTURAL SET

a body position, marked by escalated muscle tone, which is taken on in readying for a reaction.

PRENATAL DEVELOPMENT

In recent years there has been a growing realization that the period between conception and birth is a crucial one for the development of...

SET-UP

the arrangement of equipment, data collectors and participants needed for a study.

POSTCONCUSSION SYNDROME

continual, pervasive modifications in mental skills and emotional operating which take place as an outcome of diffuse trauma to the brain during concussion. Someone...

PREORGASMIC

1. corresponding to the state just prior to orgasm. It is marked by escalated breathing, heart beats per minute, and blood pressure- semispastic muscle...

PRIMARY ORGASMIC DYSFUNCTION

A dysfunction comparable to primary erectile dysfunction in men, primary orgasmic dysfunction describe a dysfunction in which a woman has never achieved orgasm no...

PARALOGICAL THINKING

False, illogical thinking found particularly in schizophrenic reactionsParalogical thinking may take many forms. A patient who is preoccupied with his own subjective thoughts and...

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