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chap 22 Med term

chaber, The Language of Medicine Chap 22 abbr.

ECT Electroconvulsive therapy- is a medical treatment for severe mental illness in which a small, carefully controlled amount of electricity is introduced into the brain.
IQ Intelligence Quotient- An IQ test is a standardized test to determine mental age of an individual. The average person is considered to have an IQ of between 90 and 110. Those who score below 70 are considered mentally retarded.
MAOI monamine oxidase inhibitor- examples: moclobemide (Aurorix) phanelzine (Nordil), selegiline (Deprenyl), and tranylcypromine (Parnate)
PDD Pervasive developmental disorder- includes autism and asperger syndrome
TAT Thematic Apperception Test- Psychol a projective test in which drawings of interacting people are shown and the person being tested is asked to make up a story about them
TD tardive dyskinesia- Tardive dyskinesia is a mostly irreversible neurological disorder of involuntary movements caused by long-term use of antipsychotic or neuroleptic drugs.
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