ROCKING

A commonplace physical action wherein the entire body is subject to a side-to-side or front-to-back movement, frequently witnessed in children, as well as mature...

RELATIVISM

A philosophy which deems truth to be a function of cultural concepts and contexts, dependent on individual persons, times, or places.

RISPERIDONE

Second-generation, atypical antipsychotic, employed in the treatment of schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, mixed and manic states characterizing bipolar disorder, and irritability in autistic children. ...

REFRACTIVE INDEX

An appraisal of the amount a wavelength bends as it passes from one transparent medium to the next. An indication of the speed...

RECOGNITION

A sense of familiarity when encountering people, events or objects that have previously been encountered. It also pertains to material learned in the past.

REFLEXOLOGY

Therapeutic model in alternative medicine which focuses on the reflex actions of a subject. A belief that any behavior can be understood by...

ROTAROD

Rotating cylinder which is about 3 cm in diameter and oriented on a horizontal axis which is employed to analyze rodent balance and coordination.

RENIFLEUR

An individual who exhibits an intense (often untoward) interest in body odors, primarily for sexual arousal.

RETINITIS PIGMENTOSA

Usually hereditary, a retinal disorder which exhibits increasing atrophy of the photoreceptors in the retinal pigment epithelium.

READINESS TESTS

Tests designed to predict how well an individual is prepared to profit from instruction in a particular field.Readiness tests are confined largely to reading...

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