SACCADIC SPEED

Rate of motion inherent in a saccade. Humans have been known to achieve rates of motion at up to 700

SAFETY ENGINEERING

Approach to engineering and structure design which seeks to reduce or eliminate hazards within work systems and processes. See also: hazard control.

SALPETRIERE

Institute for females established in Paris in 1656 as an psychiatric hospital for the infirm, elderly, and deranged individuals. In the past, it...

SAMPLING FRACTION

Percentage of a populace which is used in a sample : the ratio of a sample size in proportion to the size of the...

SANSERT

Trade name of the vasoconstrictor methysergide maleate.

SATYRIASIS

Extreme and unquenchable desire to achieve sexual gratification in a male. Generally presenting as an inability to be satisfied by one partner and...

SCALE VALUE

Numerical value which characterizes the importance of a factor on a scale.

SCENARIO ANALYSIS

Important in fields as far ranging as politics and accident prevention, a practice wherein supervisors conceptualize an array of possible, rationally appropriate scenarios which...

SCHEME

Intellectual structure which may develop at virtually any period of life, starting when babies and youngsters figure out how to modify their conduct to...

SCHIZOPHRENIFORM DISORDER

Mental disorder with the signs and symptoms of schizophrenia but of less than six months' duration, according to DSM-IV-TR. Impairment of social or...

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