RETARDATION

Limitation of cognitive awareness and function, emotional development, academic progress, or physical development. A lapse in the onset of a learned or acquired...

REDINTEGRATIVE MEMORY

More commonly known as redintegration.

RAGE DISORDER

A condition characterized by episodes of uncontrolled rage. The clinical disorder features episodes of rage as the primary symptom.

REVERSE ANOREXIA

An inversion of anorexia in which a subject is obsessed with increasing body size, especially by the addition of muscle mass; the obsession is...

RECURRENT

Generally applied to conditions distinguished by relapse or episodic occurrence; taking place repetitively or coming back after an interlude of remission.

RELEASE INHIBITOR

Any thing which interferes with hormonal release or release of other substances from glands and tissue cells.

RUNAWAY SELECTION

Hypothesis of female partner preference suggesting that particular attributes in males are sexually appealing to females, which select partners with such attributes and thus...

ROLE CONFUSION

Doubt regarding a particular social or group task. Gender role behavior patterns typically correlated with the opposite gender. See also: gender identity disorder; transgender;...

RESPIRATORY SINUS ARRHYTHMIA (RSA)

Routine propensity of the heart rate to climb or slow synchronous, though slightly out of rhythm, with the rate of respiration.

RELIGIOUS INSTINCT HYPOTHESIS

Hypothesis proposing that humans are generally drawn to belief in a higher power. Utilized by some believers as the main argument for the...

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