RAPTURE-OF-THE-DEEP SYNDROME

An acute and short-lived psychosis experienced by some deep-sea divers. It could be attributed to a higher than safe nitrogen level in the...

RECUPERATIVE THEORY

A concept that the function of sleeping is to enable the physical body to recover internal homeostasis.

RUMINATION DISORDER

Childhood eating dysfunction identified in DSM-IV-TR wherein the affected individual regurgitates partly processed food items and chews it again before ingesting it or spitting...

RESTORATION THERAPY

Therapeutic method whose aim is to reestablish both structure and function in any system which has been damaged or become deficient due to illness...

RETINAL IMAGE

Variable resolution image which takes shape on the retina as the eye focuses on an object.

RULE MODELING

Copying method wherein individuals learn how to manage their conduct by using the same guidelines which have been used by a model, regardless of...

RH FACTOR (RHESUS FACTOR)

Any of at least eight antigens which have been genetically determined and may be affixed to the outer layer of an individual's red blood...

REFRACTORY MENTAL ILLNESS

Mental disability or disease which fails to respond to treatment, remaining problematic to cure.

RADICAL FEMINISM

A position in feminist theories with great influence in the latter part of the 20th and early 21st centuries. The main tenets of...

RETINAL

Pertaining to the retina. Aldehyde of retinol, containing vitamin A.

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