PCP

f9

MULTIPLE DRAFTS HYPOTHESIS

proposed by Daniel Clement Dennett (1942 - ) and British physician Marcel Kinsbourne (1931 - ) which describes perception as

NATIONAL PRACTITIONER DATA BANK

is a national database which is maintained by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services which keeps an archive

NEUROLOGICAL EVALUATION

Is one of the major examinations which physicians undergo with new patients typically looking at their- speech and behaviour, orientation

NEURON (NEURONE)

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

APHEMIA

n. Originally defined by French physician Pierre Paul Broca (1824-1880), this refers to a motor aphasia with nonfluency (i.e., lack

BRISSAUD'S INFANTILISM

n. a developmental anomaly associated with an underactivity of the thyroid gland. The condition begins after birth and continues on

APOPLECTICUS

A form of the word apoplectic, meaning enraged. |defined by Greek physician Hippocrates (c. 460-c. 311 BCE)

BROCA'S AREA

n. the region of speech located posteriorly to the inferior frontal convolution of the left cerebral hemisphere in right-handed people

ASSISTED DEATH

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

BRUGSCH'S INDEX

n. in anthropology and anthropometrics, refers to the index used in measuring chest circumference. The formula involves multiplying chest circumference

ASSOCIATION FOR RESEARCH IN OTOLARYNGOLOGY (ARO)

an association of scientists and physicians who collectively perform and share research on hearing, balance, speech, taste, and smell. The

BRUSHFIELD-WYATT SYNDROME

n. a familial disorder which causes mental retardation. The condition is characterized by the presence of a port-wine birthmark, and

ATTACHMENT BOND

the primary, enduring, relationship that gradually develops between an infant and his or her caregiver.

CAPITATION

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

AUBERT PHENOMENON

the illusion that occurs when a vertical line appears to tilt in the opposing direction from the direction the head

CARE-AND-PROTECTION PROCEEDINGS

n. an intervention initiated by the court in behalf of a child's best interest in terms of health, education, and

BALINT'S SYNDROME

is the name for a disorder, resulting from lesions in the parieto-occipital portion of the brain, which causes optic ataxia,

CARETAKING BEHAVIOR

n. the behavior exhibited by parents as well as alloparents (caretakers) in relation to the needs of their wards or

ADJUNCTIVE THERAPY

any number of additional interventions utilized at the same time as a main intervention to supercharge treatment efficacy. For instance,

BAQUET

n. a large covered container filled with water, ground glass, and magnetized iron filings, along with bottles and metal rods