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amyl nitrite

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology — Public Health and Epidemiology.

A volatile liquid producing fumes that dilate coronary arteries, thus enhancing blood flow to the heart muscle. It is used to relieve the ischemic pain (angina pectoris) produced by...

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battered child syndrome

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology — Public Health and Epidemiology.

An extension of the term battered baby syndrome, used when the victim is an older child. BCS abbrev.

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benefit-cost ratio

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology — Public Health and Epidemiology.

The ratio of quantifiable benefits to actual or estimated costs expressed in monetary terms. It is used to assess the economic feasibility or success of a health program. It varies over a...

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Braille

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology — Public Health and Epidemiology.

A writing system designed for blind people in which text is encoded in raised dots that can be read by touch, each dot or group of dots standing for a letter, numeral, or punctuation mark....

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Cochrane review

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology — Public Health and Epidemiology.

A systematic review of research into the effects of a healthcare intervention, designed to inform and guide practical decision making. A Cochrane review adheres to a structured format...

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codependency

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology — Psychology.

A relationship or partnership in which two or more people support or encourage each other's unhealthy habits, especially substance dependencies.

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content validity

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology — Public Health and Epidemiology.

In the terminology of survey methods, content validity is the extent to which the test items, e.g., questions, opinion statements offered to participants in a survey, are representative of...

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crack

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology — Public Health and Epidemiology.

A street name for an alkaloid extracted from cocaine hydrochloride salt, mixed with sodium bicarbonate, and dried into so-called rocks. It differs from other forms of cocaine inasmuch as it...

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face validity

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology — Public Health and Epidemiology.

The apparent relationship of findings or observations to the topic that is under investigation or observation (“on the face of it”). See also validity.

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gay

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology — Public Health and Epidemiology.

An adjective meaning cheerful or carefree that acquired an association with loose morals and sexual licentiousness in the 19th century, and in approximately the 1940s came into use among...

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