SACRIFICIAL PARAPHILIA

Sexual fetish centering on staged or actual sacrificial death or pertinent rituals; involving the implements, people, or other sacrificial objects. See also: paraphilia.

SAINT DYMPHNA'S DISEASE

In earlier times, an initial term for mental disorder, derived from the name of the patron saint of people with anxiety problems or mental...

SALTY

Tasting of, or containing, salt. Sensory input which is elicited by sodium or lithium salt compounds, as well as the amino acid arginine.

SAMPLING POPULATION

Populace wherein a sample is taken for research studies.

SATELLITE CLINIC

Healthcare facility which is affiliated with a larger entity, but stands alone physically. Interrelated services and staff may be present between the clinic...

SAVINGS SCORE

Amount by which time or effort is reduced in reacquiring knowledge after it has been forgotten. See also: relearning method.

SCANNING

Medically, a technique of employing radiological, magnetic, or various other methods of visualizing a part of the body; for instance, utilizing a brain scan...

SCHACHTER-SINGER THEORY

Argument posed wherein the experience and identification of specific emotional conditions are a function of physiological arousal, as well as cognitive comprehension of the...

SCHIZOID DISORDER OF CHILDHOOD OR ADOLESCENCE

In DSM-IV-TR, mental disorder distinguished by the absence of good friends besides relatives or very isolated children, lack of interest in forming friendships, lack...

SCHIZOPHRENOGENIC PARENTS

Parents who are believed to cause schizophrenia in their children due to their harmful influence. No longer considered valid, this is an overly...

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