WHISKER BARREL

a barrel-shaped line of neurons within the somatosensory region of some animals which are recipient to data from a specific whisker.

WORLD FEDERATION FOR MENTAL HEALTH

an international, nongovernmental alliance of establishments and people formed in 1948 to advance the prevention of cognitive and emotional disorders, the appropriate remediation and...

WERNER'S SYNDROME

developed by a German doctor by the name of Carl Otto Werner.

WET NURSE

a lactating female who nurses an infant who is not biologically hers.

WERNICKE-KORSAKOFF SYNDROME

a syndrome stemming from persistent alcoholism or nutritional deficiencies, correlated to deficiency of vitamin B. The syndrome is marked by a minor ataxia, confusional...

WEEKEND HOSPITALIZATION

a type of partial hospitalization wherein psychiatric patients are active participants in the community from Monday through Friday, but spend Saturday and Sunday at...

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