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aggressivity

In karst geomorphology, the ability of water to dissolve calcium carbonate. See Staford et al. (2008) Int. J. Speleol. 37, 2.

aggressive

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A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering

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2013

... Exhibiting attacking or hostile behaviour, which can lead to...

aggressive environments

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A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering

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2013

... environments Locations where acid rain, corrosive gas/liquids, chemical/industrial pollutants, etc occur or are present. These elements can cause damage to materials such as concrete, steel, and...

periodontitis, aggressive

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A Dictionary of Dentistry

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Current Version:
2010
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Medicine and health, Dentistry
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205 words

...and addressing any predisposing risk factors. A 7 day course of adjunctive antibiotics such as metronidazole and amoxicillin can improve the short-term clinical outcomes. See also periodontitis, aggressive; classification of periodontal disease . periodontitis, aggressive (© Dr. D MacCarthy; Dublin Dental School & Hospital) periodontitis, aggressive, on radiograph (© Dr. D MacCarthy; Dublin Dental School & Hospital) ...

aggressive behaviour

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The Oxford Companion to the Mind (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2006
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Science and technology, Psychology, Philosophy
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3,028 words
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... behaviour . Behaviour directed towards causing physical injury to another person must clearly be labelled as aggressive, but beyond that hard core the boundaries of aggressive behaviour or aggression are shady. Behaviour causing psychological harm to another is usually included, but the question of intent is crucial: accidental injury is not usually considered aggressive. However even here there is room for latitude: driving a car which causes injury to others may be described as aggressive driving. But aggressive behaviour should not be used as a...

aggressive rehabilitation

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

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Current Version:
2007

... rehabilitation Rehabilitation that encourages the early mobilization of injured athletes. Although complete immobilization may be necessary in the initial stages of an injury, prolonged immobilization can result in loss of muscle strength and chronic joint stiffness. Early mobilization, on the other hand, accelerates recovery by promoting tissue healing. It also helps the injured athlete maintain coordination and sports-related motor...

dysfunctional aggressive behaviour

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

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2007

...aggressive behaviour Aggressive or assertive behaviour that interferes with attaining a goal. A footballer who intentionally fouls an opponent rather than intercept the ball is guilty of dysfunctional aggressive behaviour. Compare functional aggressive behaviour...

functional aggressive behaviour

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

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2007

...aggressive behaviour Aggressive or assertive behaviour (such as rebounding, stealing, shot-blocking in basketball) that facilitates a successful performance. Compare dysfunctional aggressive performance...

aggressive cue theory

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

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Current Version:
2016

... cue theory Theory proposed by Leonard Berkowitz ( 1926–2016 ) that acts of aggression are influenced by the presence of socially learnt cues or environmental situations, which make committing aggression...

oral–aggressive character

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A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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2015

...aggressive character n . In psychoanalysis , a personality type resulting from fixation ( 2 ) at the oral sadistic phase and sublimation of the impulses of that phase in later life. It is characterized by aggressiveness, exploitativeness, ambition, and envy. Also called an oral–aggressive personality...

passive–aggressive personality disorder

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A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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2015

...aggressive personality disorder n . A personality disorder (not included in the DSM-5 classification) characterized by a pervasive pattern of negativism ( 1 ) , with passive resistance, complaints of being misunderstood, sullenness and argumentativeness, unreasonable scorn for authority, envy and resentment, alternation between hostile defiance and contrition, and general discontentment. People with the disorder tend to obtain high scores on measures of assertiveness and low scores on measures of warmth. Also called negativistic personality...

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