Science / Psychiatry / Mental Illness: A substantial disorder of thought or mood that significantly impairs judgment, behavior, capacity to recognize reality, or ability to cope with the ordinary demands of life. It may be due to changes in the brain caused by genetic, toxic, infectious, psychosocial, or traumatic influences.
Illness Adjective Synonyms: sickness, disease, disorder, affliction, ailment, malady, complaint, infirmity, disability, indisposition, affection, bug
Mental Noun Synonyms: intellectual, cognitive, cerebral, perceptual, rational, conceptual, theoretical, noetic, abstract
Health / Health Insurance / Mental Health Parity Act (MHPA): A federal act which prohibits group health plans that offer mental health benefits from applying more restrictive limits on coverage for mental illness than for physical illness. MORE
Science / Tides and Currents / Incremental Shaft Encoder: A component of a water level gauge for converting length to a shaft angle on a rotating disk. The position of the rotating disk is deter-mined by single or dual optical or magnetic sensors to provide MORE
Business / Finance / Incremental Internal Rate Of Return: Costs and benefits that would occur if a particular course of action is taken, compared to those that would have obtained if that course of action had not been taken. MORE
Business / Finance / Instrumentality: The gradual domination of financial markets by institutional investors, as opposed to individual investors. This process has occurred throughout the industrialized world. MORE
Technology / Cell Phones / Local-State Governmental Advisory Committee (LSGAC): An FCC-established group that is working on an antenna-siting solution. The LSGAC will advise carriers and communities on antenna siting. MORE