APHANISIS

n. a now obsolete term that once indicated the total extinction of sexual desire. |defined by British physician Ernest Jones (1879-1958)]

SOCIETY FOR NEUROSCIENCE

a non-profit organisation of scientists and physicians studying the brain and nervous system.

NEURON (NEURONE)

of which there are many classifications, such as- motor neurons, sensory neurons and interneurons. Equally, there are many structural types of neuron, such as-...

NEURON DOCTRINE

first proposed by German physician Heinrich Wilhelm von Waldever- Hartz (1836-1921) in 1891 who said that the nervous system is comprised of neurons which...

ASSISTED DEATH

one person assisting the other to commit suicide, by mutual agreement. This action can take the form of assisted suicide, passive euthanasia or active...

BATTERED-CHILD SYNDROME

n. a combination of physical injuries and post traumatic conditions in a child as a result of repeated, intentional physical &/or sexual abuse. Instigated...

CAPITATION

in healthcare, refers to a method of payment that has been pre-arranged between the healthcare provider/facility and the physician. This applies to patients enrolled...

CONFIDENTIALITY

noun. A standard of professional values necessitating suppliers of mental or medical healthcare to constrain the revealing of a person's name, their illness, remedial...

OSTEOPATHY

noun. a healthcare system based upon the belief that several illnesses or dysfunctions are a result of anatomical impairments in the musculoskeletal system. It...

BARANY TEST

n. a test used for detecting diseases related to the function of the semi-circular canals in the inner ear. Devised by Austrian physician Robert...

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