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Dictionary of Psychiatry by Harold Thakurdas MA (Psych), BSc, MB, BS, DPM (auth.),

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By Harold Thakurdas MA (Psych), BSc, MB, BS, DPM (auth.), Harold Thakurdas MA (Psych), BSc, MB, BS, DPM, Lyn Thakurdas BA (Hons), Oxon (eds.)

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HedomslD Theory that man seeks pleasure and avoids pain; and pleasure or happiness is the highest good. ianopia Loss of half of the visual field. HelDiballislD Violent limb movements of wide amplitude to the other side of the body. HelDiplegia Paralysis of one half of the body. Heredity Individual characteristics passed on genetically by parents to their offspring. Heredo-famllial Passed from generation to generation and to several members of one family. Herpes zoster Viral infection of posterior root ganglia resulting in pain and rash over the corresponding cutaneous distribution of the affected nerve root.

Running from the ear. Over-flow incontinence Constant dribbling due to overdistension of an insensitive bladder. Over-valued idea Emotionally charged idea which tends to dominate the thought-processes. OVUJll Female sex cell. (Pl. ) Oxycephaly Elongated head. 49 PALILALIA p Palilalia Repetition of words with increasing speed and diminishing audibility. Occurs in post-enc~phalitis Parkinsonism. Palpitation cardia. Sensation of rapid beating of the heart; tachy- Panic Sudden feeling of terror. 1s and symptoms of acute anxiety or overwhelming dread are pallor, sweating, goose pimples, dry mouth, pupillary dilation, sinking feeling, frequency of micturition or defaecation, tachycardia and hyperventilation, resulting in a fightflight reaction.

32 Sexual attraction towards persons of the opposite HUNTINGTON'S CHOREA Heterozygous twins Hiatus Twins that are dissimilar. Large gap. Hierarchial Descriptive of an organization involving levels of ascending authority and power; it is a term often used in relation to hospital structures and systems of communications. HoffJllann's sign Flicking the nail of the patient's middle finger results in a prompt adduction of the thumb and flexion of the index finger. Caused by injury to the pyramidal tract.

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