ZEN BUDDHISM

a Japanese school of Buddhism, extending back to the sixth century ce, wherein enlightenment was sought via direct, intuitive experience instead of via an...

ZOOMANIA

noun. an very severe or active type of zooerasty or zoophilia.

ZOOPHARMACOGNOSY

noun. the capacity of non-human animals to choose plants and their portions for medicinal reasons to lower fevers or rid parasites. With regard to...

ZELOTYPIA

noun. extreme overzealousness with regard to advocating for a cause.

ZERO-SUM GAME

with regard to game theory, a form of game wherein the players

ZALCPLON

noun. a hypnotic drug which, unlike barbiturate and benzodiazepine hypnotics, doesn't alleviate anxiety at lesser doses. United States brand name: Sonata.

ZONE OF OPTIMAL FUNCTIONING (ZOF)

the wide array of physiological stimulation within which a person can carry on at the peak of physical, cognitive, and skillful capacity.

ZIMELDINE

an antidepressant with SRRI traits which was taken off the universal market in 1983 because of its serious neurological side effects. Previous European brand...

ZOPICLONE

noun. a non-benzodiazepine hypnotic which, like the associated drug Zaleplon, is fairly selective for a certain subunit on the gaba receptor complex, that results...

ZYGOTE

a fertilized egg, or ovum, with a diploid set of chromosomes, half rendered by the mother and half rendered by the father. The zygote...

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