SELECTIVE LEARNING

Understanding how to make just one of various potential reactions or knowing about one stimulus when many stimuli are offered. A specific reaction or...

SYNTAXIS

a logical way of communicating and thinking and based on reality. See syntaxic mode; syntaxic thinking.

SPINAL ANIMAL

an animal with its spinal cord cut off from its brain.

SECONDARY PREVENTION

Level of preventive medicine that focuses on early diagnosis, use of referral services, and rapid initiation of treatment to stop the progress of disease...

SUFENTANIL

Analgesic drug that has short period of action. US trade name: Sufenta

SOCIAL INSECTS

These are the insects that live in groups with labour divisions, cooperation in care of young with many generations working together. Social insects are...

SOCIAL CONTRACT ORIENTATION

the first of 2 stages in a post conventional level where we make moral decisions based on the understanding of social mutuality and interest...

SUSTAINED OPERATIONS (SUSOPS)

Prolonged working timetable in demanding situations of urgency. These urgencies can lead to decreased productivity and lower work results. the extension of working hours...

STEREOTYPIC MOVEMENT DISORDER

a disorder with repetitive movement like head banging, biting and rocking. It can be linked with mental retardation. A disorder characterized by repetitive, non-functional,...

SHALLOW PROCESSING

Cognitive processing. A stimulus is processed on its superficial and perceptual features instead of its meaning. It produces shorter lasting memory. See levels of...

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