PSYCHIATRIST

A highly trained physician who holds a specialty in diagnosing, treating and study of mental disorders. Training (in the United States) includes 4 years...

SOHVAL-SOFFER SYNDROME

a rare and possibly hereditary disease with mental retardation and testicular deficiency, skeletal anomalies and diabetes mellitus. It was reported in 1953 by Arthur...

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...

AUBERT PHENOMENON

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

PARIS MEDICAL SCHOOL

a group of physicians and pupils at the Salpetriere hospital in Paris, France, who advanced the research and hypotheses of French neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot...

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 and active record of...

INTERVENTIONIST

Atherapist, behavioural scientist, a physician, or other professional who modifies the symptoms or conditions of a patient

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.

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...

FALLOPIUS

is considered one of the most important anatomists and physicians of the sixteenth century, having argued against some of the accepted theories of the...

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