REDUCTIONISM

A means of identifying a particular phenomenon by declaring that, once adequately comprehended, it can be demonstrated to be a different phenomenon, wherein the...

RETROPULSION

Locomotion occurring in a backward fashion, marked by short steps. Usually seen in patients with Parkinson's disease.

RESOURCE ALLOCATION

Process by which resources are distributed among different agencies or areas of service.

RETARDED DEPRESSION

Obsolete designation for major depressive events which are marked by psychomotor retardation and loss of appetite.

RAMI COMMUNICANTES

The nerve fibers connecting the ganglia in the sympathetic chain to spinal nerves. They include the gray and white rami.

REJECTING-NEGLECTING PARENTING

Parenting style wherein the parent does not encourage emotional dependency and fails to improve their child's surroundings. Compare with: authoritarian, authoritative, or permissive parenting.

REALITY ORIENTATION

A treatment strategy in which the therapist reduces his client's confusion regarding time, place or their personhood. The therapist constantly reminds them that...

RESTRICTED ENVIRONMENTAL STIMULATION

Diminution of exposure to an organism of ambient external stimulus.

RELEASE ZONE

Presynaptic axon terminal region wherein synaptic vesicles emit molecular neurotransmitters to the synaptic cleft. See also: synapse.

RED-GREEN RESPONSES

A theory of color vision wherein reactions of some retinal receptors are excitatory, whilst others are inhibitory to an identical wavelength. Given that...

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