SPECIAL CARE UNIT (SCU)

the unit in a health care facility that provides specialised care for people with severe problems like dementia, spinal cord injuries and head injuries....

SPECIFIC DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS

These are the disorders where a certain ability or function fails to develop at an early age. In DSM- IV-TR, such disorders are categorized...

SPECT

Acronym for single photo emission computer tomography.

SPEECH ACT

considering that speech is an action with intent and an effect on the listener.

SPEECH PRODUCTION

we make sounds that we use for speech.

SPERM ANALYSIS

the evaluation of the sperm to determine male fertility and morphology.

SPHYGMOMANOMETER

This measures blood pressure.

SPINAL REFLEX

This refers to a reflex that involves neural circuits in the spinal cord, often controlling posture or locomotion that is sometimes classed as segmental...

SPLANCHNIC

a term for abdominal organs or viscera. For example; normosim anc.iinic type, microTYPE, MACROSP1.ANCIIN1C TYPE).

SPONTANEOUS ALTERNATION

an instinctive and successive alternation of responses between alternatives in a situation involving discrete choices. In a learning and memory experiment, a rat...

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