ROUND-TABLE TECHNIQUE

Group-psychotherapy strategy employed in a medical center environment. Three adjoining areas are needed. In the first, the counselor and others make use of a...

REGULATORY SYSTEM

Interlocked contrivances which act to preserve homeostasis or other secured states within an organ or in an organism.

RELIGION

Social articulation of beliefs in higher powers, most often exercised within the public arena. May include attending church or other worship events and...

RAMI COMMUNICANTES

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

REMINISCENCE THEORY OF KNOWLEDGE

A theory propounded by Greek philosopher Plato (circa 429-347 BCE) which states that all knowledge must originate in a hypothetical existence before birth, wherein...

REENTRY

Reintegration of a subject to society after incarceration or exposure to other institutionalized living situations. Also can refer to the return of a...

ROLE OVERLOAD

Scenario wherein a person is expected to accomplish more than the person is able to do in a particular time frame (quantitative overload) or...

RESPONSE TOPOGRAPHY

Physical attributes of a given response; may be force, duration, location, or extent. See also: topography of response.

READING RETARDATION

Defined as having a reading achievement at least 2 years below the individual's mental age.

RIVASTIGMINE

Marketed under the trade name Exelon, a parasympathomimetic or cholinergic agent in treatment of mild to moderate Alzheimer's-type dementia and Parkinson's-type dementia. Administered...

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