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...

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...

REFERRAL

Sending a subject to another physician or organization to allow for management of specific problems. Also refers to the subject being referred.

AMBULATORY CARE

healthcare or mental help offered to people on an outpatient, non-emergency basis. This kind of help might consist of inspection, identification, medication, and rehab...

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...

MCSOSKELIC

was first proposed by the French Physician L. Manouvrier as being the body type between brachyskelic and macroskelic.

PCP 1

a hallucinogenic drug, at times referenced as a psychedelic anesthetic due to it initially being cultivated as an amnestic analgesic for usage in...

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...

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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