WOODCOCK-JOHNSON PSYCHOEDUCATIONAL BATTERY

an evaluation, now in its third edition, which gauges mental capacity and educational achievement in kids, youths, or adults. The tests of mental capacity...

WEIGHT

noun. 1. heaviness: the degree of descending gravitational force pressed upon an item or body. 2. a coefficient or multiplier utilized within an equation...

WORK-FOR-PAY UNIT

an inpatient or post-care work institution comprising an element of an all-encompassing rehabilitation program for people with cognitive disorders. These units supply prevocational screening...

WATER ON THE BRAIN

a colloquial terminology for cerebral swelling due to retainment of water.

WHITE, WILLIAM ALANSON (1870- 1937)

White, a leading figure in the development of American psychiatry, was bom in New York City and received his medical degree at Long Island...

WIND TUNNEL

a structure modeled as a corridor that air can be blown through at managed velocities and patterns of turbulence. Wind tunnels are primarily utilized...

WAKING CENTER

an obsolete terminology for a region of the posterior hypothalamus previously considered to regulate waking from sleep. It has now been demonstrated that the...

WORD-FORM DYSLEXIA

a form of acquired dyslexia marked by the incapacity to identify and read whole words, that can be read only by spelling them out...

WHITE RAMI COMMUNICANTES

the myelinated fibers of the preganglionic departments running from spinal roots to ganglia of the sympathetic chain within the thoracic and upper two lumbar...

WESTERN BLOT

a technique of identifying a specific protein molecule within a mixture.

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