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- Adrenergic uptake inhibitor : Drug which acts as a reuptake inhibitor for the neurotransmitters norepinephrine and epinephrine by blocking the action of the norepinephrine transporter.
- Alzheimer's disease : A degenerative disease of the brain characterized by the insidious onset of dementia; manifests itself in impairment of memory, judgment, attention span, and problem solving skills, followed by severe apraxias and a global loss of cognitive abilities.
- American College of Physicians : American organization of doctors of internal medicine (internists), and physicians.
- Amphetamine : A synthetic central nervous system stimulant which is used, today, to treat limited medical disorders.
- Amplification (psychology) : Tendency physical symptoms for reflect psychological factors like anxiety and depression.
- Antidepressant : Mood-stimulating drugs used primarily in the treatment of affective disorders and related conditions.
- Anxiety : A physiological state marked by demonstrable changes in cognitive, somatic, emotional, and behavioral components.
- Asperger's syndrome : A pervasive developmental condition related to autism.
- Biogenic amine receptor : Cell surface proteins that bind biogenic amines with high affinity and regulate intracellular signals which influence the behavior of cells.
- Dementia : Progressive decline in two or more cognitive domains that is severe enough to interfere with the performance of everyday activities.
- Depersonalization disorder : A dissociative disorder characterized by a persistent or recurring experience of unreality, where individuals report an experience akin to living in a movie or dream, feeling detached from their body and emotions, and not being in control of their life.
- Diabetic neuropathy : Negative effects on the nervous system that can be caused by diabetes mellitus, some of which may necessitate amputation.
- Edwin Landseer : A famous British artist and animalier. One of his best known paintings is the stag portrait Monarch of the Glen. The lions at Trafalgar Square are probably his most famous work, even though the average person may not attribute them to him. Also gave his name to a breed of dog.
- Emotion : A psychophysiological process underlying the interpretation of situations or objects by an animal.
- Fever : Elevation in the central body temperature of warm-blooded animals caused by abnormal functioning of the thermoregulatory mechanisms.
- Frustration : The experience of nonfulfillment of some wish or need.
- Gabapentin : a medication used for epilepsy and postherpetic neuralgia
- Geriatrics : "the branch of medicine concerned with the physiological and pathological aspects of the aged, including the clinical problems of senescence and senility."(National Library of Medicine)
- Great Depression in Germany : The social, political, and economic consequences of the Great Depression in Germany.
- Hemp : Stout, aromatic, erect annual herbaceous plant (Cannabis sativa, family Cannabaceae), the sole species of cannabis, cultivated widely for its tough, coarse bast fiber, used to make cordage.
- Homeopathy : System of alternative medicine involving administration of highly diluted substances with the intention to stimulate the body's natural healing processes, not considered proven by mainstream science.
- Medically unexplained physical symptoms : Symptoms for which the treating physician, other healthcare providers, and research scientists have found no medical cause.
- Multiple sclerosis : A chronic, inflammatory, demyelinating disease that affects the central nervous system (CNS).
- Neuroleptic malignant syndrome : Hyperthermia in reaction to the use of neuroleptic or antipsychotic drugs, accompanied by extrapyramidal and autonomic disturbances that may be fatal.
- Neuropathic pain : Chronic pain state that is usually accompanied by tissue injury, with damaged, dysfunctional or injured nerve fibers.
- Pain : Unpleasant feeling or hurtful sensation that is conveyed to the brain by stimulation of sensory neurons.
- Palliative care : Medical care or treatment that concentrates on alleviating the severity of disease symptoms, rather than striving to provide a cure.
- Polycystic ovary syndrome : Endocrine condition characterized by the accumulation of numerous cysts on the ovaries associated with high male hormone levels, chronic anovulation, and other metabolic disturbances, that affects approximately 5% of all women.
- Psychology : The study of systemic properties of the brain and their relation to behaviour.
- Schizophrenia : A mental disorder characterized by impaired perception of the individual's environment.
- Second-generation antidepressant : Antidepressants characterized primarily by the era of their introduction, rather than by their chemical structure or by their pharmacological effect.
- Serotonin syndrome : Potentially fatal drug interaction caused by combining drugs that raise the level of serotonin in the patient's nervous system to dangerously high levels.
- Sertraline : Antidepressant that selectively inhibits the uptake of serotonin in the brain, used in the treatment of major depression.
- Seung-Hui Cho : Virginia Tech. student who shot and killed 32 people and wounded 25 others.
- Temperament : The manner of thinking, behaving, or reacting, characteristic of a specific person.
- Tricyclic antidepressant : Adrenergic uptake inhibitors used in the treatment of depression and other diseases; suppress postsynaptic catechol-O-methyl transferase, causing increases in synaptic norepinephrine and serotonin
- Unpopularity : The quality of lacking acceptance or approval by one's peers.
- William Ewart Gladstone : (1809-1898) The great Liberal prime minister of Britain's 19th century golden age of parliamentary government.