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...

MENIERE'S DISEASE

results in a general disorder of balance and hearing due to a build-up of excess fluid in the inner ear. First proposed by French...

PHYSICIAN-HOSPITAL ORGANIZATION (PHO)

an establishment developed, owned, and overseen by at least one hospital and group of doctors to attain payer contracts and to further shared interests.

BRISSAUD'S INFANTILISM

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

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...

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 well-being. This is done...

ANOMIA

n. 1. An impaired ability to remember and verbalize the names of objects. See also color anomia- amnesic aphasia. 2. Defective moral sensibilities |defined...

BAQUET

n. A large, shallow, covered container filled with individually or a mixture of- water, iron filings, ground glass from bottles through which metal rods...

PAYTON, CAROLYN R

An American psychologist, Carolyn Payton is widely recognized as director of the Peace Corps in the late 1970's and as a primary advocate for...

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...

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