RETINA

Light sensitive layer of the eye, consisting of four major layers including the outer neural layer which contains nerve cells and blood vessels, the...

RETINOPATHY OF PREMATURITY (ROP)

Affecting premature infants, a disorder of the retina which may cause total retinal detachment and blindness.

RETROLENTAL FIBROPLASIA

Occurring primarily in premature infants, disorder involving the tissues located behind the eye's lens, distinguished by the existence of a cloudy substance which contributes...

REVERSAL OF AFFECT

Modification of a harmful impulse into its opposite.

REVOLVING-DOOR PHENOMENON

Patient being readmitted to institutions or facilities, usually due to discharge prior to adequate recovery.

RHINO- (RHIN-)

Prefix meaning nose or sense of smell.

RIDGE REGRESSION

Most commonly used method of regularization of ill-posed problems.

RIGHTS OF PEOPLE WITH MENTAL RETARDATION

Rights embodied in the United Nations Standard Rules on the Equalization of Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities which state that individuals with metal disabilities...

RISK TAKING

Behavioral standard of participating in very dangerous or hazardous activities, often correlated with drug addiction, gambling, and unsafe sexual practices. Performance or acceptance...

ROBAXIN

Muscle relaxant for skeletal muscles, used to treat spasms; trade name for methocarbamol.

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