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...

PRIMARY CARETAKER STANDARD

Utilized in child custody disputes, the primary caretaker standard evaluates each parent and generally awards custody to that parent that has taken on the...

BORJESON-FORSSMAN-LEHMANN SYNDROME

n. an X-linked disorder in which mental retardation is severe to profound. It is characterized by short stature, microcephaly, and hypogonadism, with little to...

OVER-THE-COUNTER DRUGS (OTC DRUGS)

drugs which can be bought sans a physician's prescription, like acetaminophen and ibuprofen. Commonly referred to as nonprescription drugs.

MATERNAL DEPRIVATION

is the lack of appropriate levels of nurturing for the young or child due to the lack of a maternal character or primary care...

ANIMAL SPIRITS

Roman physician Galen (129-215) suggested that these numerous animal spirits flowed through hollow tubes from the brain to all parts of the body -...

FATIGUE CHECKLIST

is typically used by physicians to diagnose fatigue; the checklists are standarized lists of symptoms associated with the medical condition, hence they can be...

SANGUINE TYPE

Proposed by Roman physician Galen (129-215), one of the four types of constitution and temperament. Galen espoused the belief that a ruddy complexion...

BROCA'S AREA

n. the region of speech located posteriorly to the inferior frontal convolution of the left cerebral hemisphere in right-handed people (with exceptions). First discovered...

BALINT'S SYNDROME

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

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