PERSEVERATION SET

a propensity or predisposition which is learned in a former experience and is placed upon another scenario where it might generate or interrupt the...

POSTOCCUPANCY EVALUATION (POE)

the gauging of user reactions to a facility or building after its construction. POKs are a worthy source of data for modelers, giving feedback...

PARATHYROID GLANDS

Two pairs of small endocrine glands adjacent to the thyroid gland in the neck, which regulate calcium metabolism and maintain the normal excitability of...

POVERTY OF IDEAS

a thought disruption, frequently correlated with dementia, extreme depression, and schizophrenia, wherein there is lessened spontaneity and progression of thought as proven by speech...

PSYCHOBIOLOGICAL FACTORS

The biological, psychological and sociological determinants of personality and behavior used to formulate a holistic and multidisciplinary approach to psychology.

PHYSIOGNOMIC PERCEPTION

A term applied by Heinz Werner to the tendency to view the world in the light of emotional and motor qualities—that is, to endow...

PAROXETINE

noun. an antidepressant of the SSRI category. It is presently one of the most frequently rendered antidepressants. Alike to other SSRI's, it is...

PORPHYRIA

a metabolic disorder consisting of the secretion of too much or irregular porphyrins in the urine. The acute intermittent type is marked by abdominal...

PURPOSE IN LIFE

The internal recognition that a goal in the process of living exists. Purpose of life is considered essential in the development of treatments...

PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGIC DISORDERS (GENERAL)

Disturbances in the function or structure of a bodily organ resulting from prolonged emotional stress. The symptoms are physical (somatic) and are produced in...

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