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  Isolation



Isolation

    A defense mechanism operating unconsciously central to obsessive-compulsive phenomena in which the affect is detached from an idea and rendered unconscious, leaving the conscious idea colorless and emotionally neutral.

RELATED TERMS
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Mechanism
The arrangement or association of the elements or parts of anything in relation to the effect they generate; the combination of mental processes by which an effect is generated.

Central
In anatomy and medicine (as elsewhere), central is the opposite of "peripheral" which means away from the center.

Obsessive-compulsive
Marked by a need to repeatedly perform certain behaviors or rituals.

Affect
This word is used to described observable behavior that represents the expression of a subjectively experienced feeling state (emotion). Common examples of affect are sadness, fear, joy, and anger. The normal range of expressed affect varies considerably between different cultures and even within the same culture. Types of affect include: euthymic, irritable, constricted; blunted; flat; inappropriate, and labile.

Unconscious
That part of the mind or mental functioning of which the content is only rarely subject to awareness. It is a repository for data that have never been conscious (primary repression) or that may have been conscious and are later repressed (secondary repression).

Conscious
Mentally awake and aware. Knowing what one is doing and why.



SIMILAR TERMS
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Isolette
Similar to an incubator.

Isolyte e in dextrose 5 per cent in plastic container
Isolyte e in dextrose 5 per cent in plastic container is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): calcium chloride; dextrose; magnesium chloride; potassium chloride; sodium acetate; sodium chloride; sodium citrate.

Isolyte e in plastic container
Isolyte e in plastic container is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): calcium chloride; magnesium chloride; potassium chloride; sodium acetate; sodium chloride; sodium citrate.

Isolyte e with dextrose 5 per cent in plastic container
Isolyte e with dextrose 5 per cent in plastic container is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): calcium chloride; dextrose; magnesium chloride; potassium chloride; sodium acetate; sodium chloride; sodium citrate.

Isolyte h in dextrose 5 per cent in plastic container
Isolyte h in dextrose 5 per cent in plastic container is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): dextrose; magnesium chloride; potassium chloride; sodium acetate; sodium chloride.

Isolyte h with dextrose 5 per cent in plastic container
Isolyte h with dextrose 5 per cent in plastic container is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): dextrose; magnesium chloride; potassium chloride; sodium acetate; sodium chloride.

Isolyte m in dextrose 5 per cent in plastic container
Isolyte m in dextrose 5 per cent in plastic container is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): dextrose; potassium chloride; potassium phosphate, dibasic; sodium acetate; sodium chloride.

Isolyte m with dextrose 5 per cent in plastic container
Isolyte m with dextrose 5 per cent in plastic container is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): dextrose; potassium chloride; potassium phosphate, dibasic; sodium acetate; sodium chloride.

Isolyte p in dextrose 5 per cent in plastic container
Isolyte p in dextrose 5 per cent in plastic container is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): dextrose; magnesium chloride; potassium chloride; potassium phosphate, dibasic; sodium acetate.

Isolyte p with dextrose 5 per cent in plastic container
Isolyte p with dextrose 5 per cent in plastic container is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): dextrose; magnesium chloride; potassium chloride; potassium phosphate, dibasic; sodium acetate.

Isolyte r in dextrose 5 per cent in plastic container
Isolyte r in dextrose 5 per cent in plastic container is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): calcium chloride; dextrose; magnesium chloride; potassium chloride; sodium acetate; sodium chloride.

Isolyte r with dextrose 5 per cent in plastic container
Isolyte r with dextrose 5 per cent in plastic container is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): calcium chloride; dextrose; magnesium chloride; potassium chloride; sodium acetate; sodium chloride.

Isolyte s in dextrose 5 per cent in plastic container
Isolyte s in dextrose 5 per cent in plastic container is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): dextrose; magnesium chloride; potassium chloride; sodium acetate; sodium chloride; sodium gluconate.

Isolyte s in plastic container
Isolyte s in plastic container is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): magnesium chloride; potassium chloride; sodium acetate; sodium chloride; sodium gluconate.

Isolyte s ph 7.4 in plastic container
Isolyte s ph 7.4 in plastic container is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): magnesium chloride; potassium chloride; potassium phosphate, monobasic; sodium acetate; sodium chloride; sodium gluconate; sodium phosphate, dibasic, heptahydrate.

Isolyte s with dextrose 5 per cent in plastic container
Isolyte s with dextrose 5 per cent in plastic container is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): dextrose; magnesium chloride; potassium chloride; sodium acetate; sodium chloride; sodium gluconate.



PREVIOUS AND NEXT TERMS
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Integration
The useful organization and incorporation of both new and old data, experience, and emotional capacities into the personality. Also refers to the organization and amalgamation of functions at various levels of psychosexual development.

Intellectualization
A mental mechanism in which the person engages in excessive abstract thinking to avoid confrontation with conflicts or disturbing feelings.

Intersex condition
A condition in which an individual shows intermingling, in various degrees, of the characteristics of each sex, including physical form, reproductive organs, and sexual behavior.

Introspection
Self-observation; examination of one's feelings, often as a result of psychotherapy.

Introversion
Preoccupation with oneself and accompanying reduction of interest in the outside world. Contrast to extraversion.

Isolation

Instrumental conditioning
A process by which the results of the person's behavior determine whether the behavior is more or less likely to occur in the future.

IM
See Intramuscular.

Inferior
The anatomical term for "below". i.e. the neck is inferior to the head. Typically used in humans only. See Cranial/Caudal/Superior.

Intubation
This is the technique of inserting an endotracheal tube. It is performed by ACLS personnel.

Intramuscular
Intra (within) muscular (muscle) techniques are ways to put medication into the body, by injecting it into a muscle. This is designed for drugs that need to be absorbed slowly. A classic example is a tetanus shot.

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