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body dysmorphic disorder

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology — Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

A somatoform disorder characterized by a pathological preoccupation with an imagined or exaggerated defect in physical appearance. Also called dysmorphophobia. See also Adonis complex,...

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Trotter, Wilfred Batten Lewis

Douglas Holdstock.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Psychology; Surgery. 1373 words.

Trotter, Wilfred Batten Lewis (1872–1939), surgeon and social psychologist, was born on 3 November 1872 at Coleford, Gloucestershire, the third son of Howard Birt Trotter (1838–1922), a...

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two-point threshold

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology — Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

A measure of tactile acuity defined as the smallest separation at which two points applied simultaneously to the skin can be clearly distinguished from a single point. It varies from 1 or 2...

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