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A branch of psychology which emphasises that humans are free agents in possession of consciousness and able to influence events in the world.
Literally, ‘water-loving’, i.e. having a tendency to associate with (polar) water molecules.
Literally, ‘water-hating’, i.e. having a tendency to associate with non-polar molecules (such as each other) and away from water.
Excessive pain sensitivity to a given noxious stimulus. (Adjective: hyperalgesic.)
Elevated concentration of glucose in the circulation (above about 140 mg ml-1).
The state of the body resulting from elevated temperature. Fever is the usual index of hyperthermia but there can also be heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
Lowered concentration of glucose in the circulation (below about 70 mg ml-1).
hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis
The collection of nuclei below the thalamus which, amongst other things, helps to regulate the activities of the hormonal system and the autonomic nervous system.