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  Identification



Identification

    The process of becoming like someone as a sequel to assimilating or copying that person's activities, behavior, and reactions. The term is applied especially to the differentiation of G-I/R (gender identity/role).

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Differentiation
The process whereby an unspecialized early embryonic cell or stem cell acquires the features of a specialized cell, such as a heart, liver, or muscle cell.



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Identical Twin
Two offspring developed from one fertilized ovum.

Identical twins
Two offsprings born at the same time who look exactly alike. Identical twins are also called monozygotic twins because they develop from the same egg: a single fertilised egg splits early in development and becomes two separate fetuses.

Identical Twins
Two offspring developed from one fertilized ovum.

Identification (Psychology)
A process by which an individual unconsciously endeavors to pattern himself after another. This process is also important in the development of the personality, particularly the superego or conscience, which is modeled largely on the behavior of adult significant others.

Identification Marking, Denture
Any system of defining ownership of dentures or dental prostheses.

Identification Markings, Denture
Any system of defining ownership of dentures or dental prostheses.

Identification System, Animal
Procedures for recognizing individual animals and certain identifiable characteristics pertaining to them; includes computerized methods, ear tags, etc.

Identification System, Patient
Organized procedures for establishing patient identity, including use of bracelets, etc.

Identification System, Personal
The commitment in writing, as authentic evidence, of something having legal importance. The concept includes certificates of birth, death, etc., as well as hospital, medical, and other institutional records.

Identification Systems, Animal
Procedures for recognizing individual animals and certain identifiable characteristics pertaining to them; includes computerized methods, ear tags, etc.

Identification Systems, Patient
Organized procedures for establishing patient identity, including use of bracelets, etc.

Identification Systems, Personal
The commitment in writing, as authentic evidence, of something having legal importance. The concept includes certificates of birth, death, etc., as well as hospital, medical, and other institutional records.

Identification, Group
The process by which an aspect of self image is developed based on in-group preference or ethnocentrism and a perception of belonging to a social or cultural group. (From APA, Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 8th ed.)

Identification, Human
Scientific study of human skeletal remains with the express purpose of identification. This includes establishing individual identity, trauma analysis, facial reconstruction, photographic superimposition, determination of time interval since death, and crime-scene recovery. Forensic anthropologists do not certify cause of death but provide data to assist in determination of probable cause. This is a branch of the field of physical anthropology and qualified individuals are certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology. (From Am J Forensic Med Pathol 1992 Jun;13(2):146)

Identification, Social
The process by which an aspect of self image is developed based on in-group preference or ethnocentrism and a perception of belonging to a social or cultural group. (From APA, Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 8th ed.)

Identifications (Psychology)
A process by which an individual unconsciously endeavors to pattern himself after another. This process is also important in the development of the personality, particularly the superego or conscience, which is modeled largely on the behavior of adult significant others.

Identifications, Group
The process by which an aspect of self image is developed based on in-group preference or ethnocentrism and a perception of belonging to a social or cultural group. (From APA, Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 8th ed.)

Identifications, Human
Scientific study of human skeletal remains with the express purpose of identification. This includes establishing individual identity, trauma analysis, facial reconstruction, photographic superimposition, determination of time interval since death, and crime-scene recovery. Forensic anthropologists do not certify cause of death but provide data to assist in determination of probable cause. This is a branch of the field of physical anthropology and qualified individuals are certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology. (From Am J Forensic Med Pathol 1992 Jun;13(2):146)

Identifications, Social
The process by which an aspect of self image is developed based on in-group preference or ethnocentrism and a perception of belonging to a social or cultural group. (From APA, Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 8th ed.)

Identities, Genetic
The record of descent or ancestry, particularly of a particular condition or trait, indicating individual family members, their relationships, and their status with respect to the trait or condition.

Identities, Social
The process by which an aspect of self image is developed based on in-group preference or ethnocentrism and a perception of belonging to a social or cultural group. (From APA, Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 8th ed.)

Identity Disorder, Dissociative
A dissociative disorder in which the individual adopts two or more distinct personalities. Each personality is a fully integrated and complex unit with memories, behavior patterns and social friendships. Transition from one personality to another is sudden.

Identity Disorder, Multiple
A dissociative disorder in which the individual adopts two or more distinct personalities. Each personality is a fully integrated and complex unit with memories, behavior patterns and social friendships. Transition from one personality to another is sudden.

Identity, Genetic
The record of descent or ancestry, particularly of a particular condition or trait, indicating individual family members, their relationships, and their status with respect to the trait or condition.

Identity, Social
The process by which an aspect of self image is developed based on in-group preference or ethnocentrism and a perception of belonging to a social or cultural group. (From APA, Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 8th ed.)



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IAG
Idiopathic adolescent gynecomastia, occurring in males The unilateral or bilateral abnormal development of breast tissue in adolescent males. Hormone therapy or breast reduction surgery is sometimes indicated.

Iatrogenic
Generated or induced by the physician; pertaining to physical or mental aliments or disease due to the actions of the physician, as in iatrogenic disease, the result of exposure to pathogens, toxins or injurious treatment or procedures by the physician, or from alarming or traumatizing diagnosis.

ICSH
Interstitial cell stimulating hormone; LH (luteninizing hormone).

Ictal
Pertaining to the period when an epileptic seizure or seizure-like attack takes place.

Ideation
In mental life, the collective representation of thoughts and ideas presently recognized, recalled from memory, or projected into the future, singly or in combination.

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Ideogogic
In sex therapy, treatment that involves discussion of ideas and the meaning of one's behavior to other people who are affected by it.

Idiographic
Specific to the self and unique to one's own biography.

Ideological norm
The standard of what is normal as defined by those who, even though in a minority, exercise their authority to impose their own ideology and values on others whom they overpower.

Ideology
A set of ideas, beliefs, or principles to which a person or group adheres, lives by, and possibly dies for.

Idiopathic
Of unexplained origin, as in the development of a symptom or syndrome that is apparently spontaneously generated.

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