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A20

A cytoplasmic zinc finger protein (790 aa) that inhibits NFκB activity and TNF-mediated programmed cell death. The expression of the A20 mRNA is upregulated by TNFα. It is a dual function ...

abnormal psychology

abnormal psychology  

A branch of psychology devoted to the study of the classification, aetiology, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders and disabilities. Also called psychopathology. Compare clinical ...
Snellen fraction

Snellen fraction  

An index of visual acuity based on the familiar Snellen chart used by optometrists and opticians, on which are printed upper-case letters arranged in size from the largest at the top to the smallest ...
fixed-interval schedule

fixed-interval schedule  

In operant conditioning, a simple reinforcement schedule in which reward follows the first response that the organism makes after a predetermined time interval, and then the first response that it ...
variable-interval schedule

variable-interval schedule  

In operant conditioning, a simple reinforcement schedule in which reward follows the first response that the organism makes after a random time interval, and then the first response that it makes ...
minimum separable

minimum separable  

A measure of visual acuity, usually determined with an acuity grating, equal to the visual angle corresponding to the finest grating in which separate bars can be distinguished. A person with normal ...
synaptic receptor

synaptic receptor  

A neuroreceptor in a postsynaptic neuron specialized to respond to a neurotransmitter released from a presynaptic neuron.
Kuder-Richardson coefficient

Kuder-Richardson coefficient  

In psychometrics, Cronbach's alpha coefficient of reliability in the special case of a scale with pass/fail, yes/no, or other dichotomous test items. There are two slightly different versions based ...
devotee

devotee  

1 A person who is ardently enthusiastic about something.2 A colloquial name for a person with acrotomorphilia.
community psychology

community psychology  

A branch of applied psychology involving work at a community level, often including counselling and health psychology.
acronym method

acronym method  

A memory aid based on acronyms. See under mnemonic. [From Greek akros topmost + onoma a name]
difference limen

difference limen  

Another name for a difference threshold or just noticeable difference. DL abbrev. [From Latin limen a threshold]
free morpheme

free morpheme  

A morpheme that can occur on its own as a word, such as tree. Compare bound form.
pathomimicry

pathomimicry  

A less common name for factitious disorder or Munchausen syndrome. [From Greek pathos suffering + mimos a mime]
semantic satiation

semantic satiation  

A peculiar sense of loss of meaning that occurs when a word is recited slowly 15 or 20 times in succession. Compare verbal transformation effect.
reliability coefficient

reliability coefficient  

In psychometrics, a correlation coefficient or other numerical index of the reliability of a test or measure.
word-length mnemonic

word-length mnemonic  

A memory aid based on the numbers of letters in a sequence of words. See under mnemonic.
volumetric thirst

volumetric thirst  

Another name for hypovolaemic thirst. [From Greek volumen a roll + metron a measure + haima blood]
kinemorph

kinemorph  

The smallest unit of kinesic behaviour having a distinctive function. Compare morpheme. [A blend of kine(sic) and morph(eme)]
negative adaptation

negative adaptation  

A gradual diminution in sensitivity of a sensory receptor or neuron resulting from prolonged or repeated stimulation.
lapsus linguae

lapsus linguae  

Another name for a slip of the tongue. [From Latin lapsus an error + lingua a tongue]

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