GLUCURONIDATION

Name of the metabolic process where drugs and other substances are combined with glucuronic acid to form more water soluble compounds that are more...

INTERGROUP CONFLICT

The term for disagreement or confrontation between two or more groups and their members. This may involve physical violence, interpersonal discord and psychological tension....

INTERVIEW

A conversation that is directed in which a clinician, employer, therapist, researcher or (the interviewer) intends to elicit specific information from an individual (the...

ISOLATION

1.The state of being isolated from others. 2.Social isolation in psychoanalytic theory is a defense mechanism that relies on keeping unwelcome thoughts and feelings...

FALSE-ALARM RATE

is the number or proportion of incorrect answers such as "Yes" or "No" given as final responses to tasks within an experiment. See also...

FOCUS GROUP

group of about 12 people with common characteristics who have been selected to discuss a topic. A leader starts the discussion and keeps it...

FREQUENCY PRINCIPLE

the principle that states that the greater the stimulation intensity, the greater the frequency of nerve impulses elicited. An organisms response will be more...

FUNDAMENTAL ATTRIBUTION ERROR

a tendency to overestimate the degree that behaviour is determined by personal characteristics, beliefs and attitudes that minimises the effects of the surrounding situation.

GLUTAMATE

The salt or ester of amino acid glutamic acid serving as the predominant excitatory neurotransmitter in the brain. Glutamate plays a critical role in...

INTERMEDIATE CARE FACILITY (ICF)

Facility providing appropriate levels of nursing and medical care to individuals who do not require the care and treatment provided by a hospital or...

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