Mental Illness

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.

Other Words for Illness

Illness Adjective Synonyms: sickness, disease, disorder, affliction, ailment, malady, complaint, infirmity, disability, indisposition, affection, bug
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Other Words for Mental

Mental Noun Synonyms: intellectual, cognitive, cerebral, perceptual, rational, conceptual, theoretical, noetic, abstract
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Mental Health Parity Act (MHPA)

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

Incremental Shaft Encoder

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

Incremental Internal Rate Of Return

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

Instrumentality

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

Local-State Governmental Advisory Committee (LSGAC)

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

Mental Foramen

Health / Dentistry / Mental Foramen: (a)opening in the lateral surface of the mandible which allows the exit of the third division of the trigeminal nerve and vessels. (b) considered one of the five landmarks for the subperiosteal implan MORE

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