REFRACTORY MENTAL ILLNESS

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

REGRESSION IN THE SERVICE OF THE EGO

A versatile avoidance of routine ego function in an effort to gain access to primitive elements (as in primary process), usually related to creative...

REHABILITATION MEDICINE

Medicine specializing in the growth of a subject to obtain their best physical, social, cognitive, educational, and psychological capacity, in line with their individual...

REINFORCEMENT THERAPY

Therapy founded on operant reconditioning and utilizing positive reinforcement to begin and advance behavioral modification. See also: reinforcement counseling.

RELATIONAL DISCRIMINATION

Discrimination which occurs because of a relationship between or among stimuli rather than because of the absolute features of the stimuli.

RELATIVE PITCH

Capability of identifying a pitch of sound correctly by using internal references to pitch. Compare with: absolute pitch.

RELEASING HORMONE

One of many different peptides emitted by the hypothalamus, secreted directly into the anterior pituitary gland by a vein which connects them. Different...

REM REBOUND

Lengthening and increasing frequency and depth of REM sleep. Often occurs after a period of sleep deprivation

REMISSION

Abatement of significant subsiding of disease symptoms. Time period during which symptoms of a disease subside or abate. See also: spontaneous remission.

RENPENNING'S SYNDROME

Neurodevelopmental disorder occurring only in males; beginning at birth, can present as intellectual disability, mild growth retardation concerning the testes and the head, as...

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