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SAD is the abbreviations of Separation anxiety disorder that refers to a form of anxiety disorder in which the subject displays age-inappropriate, excessive, and disabling anxiety about being apart from his or her parents or away from home. SAD is an extreme form of otherwise normal separation anxiety that is characterized by anxiety about separating from parents. SAD often takes the form of refusal to go to school.
Sadomasochist refers to a person who derives sexual pleasure from both inflicting and receiving pain.
Saliromania refers to a desire to damage or soil a woman or her clothes.
Salvadore Minuchin refers to a well-known family therapist who stressed the importance of "joining" with clients. Similar to the concept of relationship building.
Sample refers to a selection of individuals from a larger group .
- Sang-froid / Sangfroid : Sang-froid or Sangfroid means coolness and composure, especially in trying circumstances; calmness, especially under stress . Sangfroid is from the French word "sang-froid" which literally means cold blood
Sarcomeres is the repeating contractile unit in a myofibril bounded by Z-lines.
Satiation is the opposite of deprivation. The more frequently a person has received a particular reinforcer in the recent past, the more satiated he or she is. Satiation is likewise defined as the prolonged exposure to (or consumption of ) an event that tends to decrease the appetitiveness of that event.