S-ADENOSYLMETHIONINE (SAM)

Nutritional supplement marketed under the Gumbaral, Samyr, Adomet, Heptral and Admethionine brand names as a prescription drug approved in Russia, Italy, and Germany. ...

SAINT VITUS'S DANCE

Ancient designation for Sydenham's chorea.

SAM 1

Abbreviated notation for S-adenosylmethionine or Search of Associative Memory.

SAMPLING THEORY

Guidelines for taking samples which will correctly characterize the populace from which they are drawn. See: sampling.

SATELLITE MALE

In animal groups, a male which acts peripherally to a dominant territorial male. Does not attempt to attract mates by mating displays, but may...

SAWTOOTH WAVES

Waves which have the appearance of a saw's edge, generally found in electroencephalogram records of patients experiencing REM sleep.

SCANNING HYPOTHESIS

A concept hypothesizing that rapid eye movements identified in the course of the REM stage of sleep correlate to subjective gaze adjustments of the...

SCHADENFREUDE

Enjoying or deriving satisfaction from misfortune befalling others. From the German words for harm and joy.

SCHIZOID PERSONALITY DISORDER

In DSM-IV-TR, character dysfunction identified by ongoing emotional withdrawal, lack of affectionate emotions for other people, indifference to compliments or complaints as well as...

SCHIZOTAXIA

Genetic make-up deemed to be necessary for the development and manifestation of schizophrenia, along with extreme stresses within the surroundings.

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