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abaissement du niveau mental

abaissement du niveau mental n.   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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2015

In *analytical psychology, a reduced state of concentration and attention, accompanied by a loosening of inhibitions and relaxation

A-band

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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

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2007

Part of a muscle sarcomere that comprises several thick myosin filaments held between thinner actin filaments. It appears as

abasia

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A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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Inability to walk. Compare dysbasia. [From Greek a- without + basis a step, from bainein to step or go

abbreviated reaction time

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A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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2015

Another name for *central reaction time.

ABC

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A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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1. A model used in *rational emotive behaviour therapy (REBT) for analysing a client's problems systematically into:

ABCDE

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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

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2007
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A mnemonic for a step-by-step assessment of an athlete who collapses on the field of play. A = Airway and

ABC of resuscitation

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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

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A mnemonic (memory aid) for the initial management of a person who has collapsed (e.g. an athlete knocked unconscious on

abderite

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A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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A simpleton. [Named after Abdera, a town in the ancient country of Thrace whose inhabitants were reputed to be stupid]

abdomen

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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

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2007

Lower part of the trunk between the diaphragm and the pelvis containing soft body tissues, including the stomach, kidneys, liver,

abdominal

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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

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2007

Pertaining to the abdomen.

abdominal injury

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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

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2007
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Science and technology, Medicine and health
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Physical damage to the abdomen and its contents. The abdomen is particularly vulnerable to blows during contact and collision sports.

abdominal muscles

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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

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Four pairs of muscles (the rectus abdominis, external oblique, internal oblique, and the transversus abdominis), often referred to as the

abdominal rigidity

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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

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An extreme tightness of the abdominal muscles detected when touching or pressing on the abdomen. A person's fear or nervousness

abducens nerve

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A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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2015

Either of the sixth pair of *cranial nerves controlling the lateral *rectus muscles of the eyes, turning the

abduction

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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

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2007
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Movement of a body segment (e.g. arm or leg) away from the midline of the body. The term also refers

abductor

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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

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A muscle that moves a part of the body away from the midline, or spreads the fingers or toes apart.

abductor digiti minimi

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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

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A muscle originating on the pisiform bone in the wrist and inserting onto the ulnar base of the proximal phalanx

abductor pollicis brevis

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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

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2007

A small muscle crossing the wrist. It helps to straighten the thumb and move the thumb away from the fingers.

abductor pollicis longus

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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

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2007

A muscle deep in the forearm. It helps to move the forearm sideways from the trunk. Its other actions include

aberration

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A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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1. A deviation from what is normal, usual, or right. See also chromosomal aberration.

2. A temporary lapse of

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