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Acromegaly refers to a condition caused by hypersecretion of growth hormone from the pituitary gland that is characterized by enlargement of the extremities, such as the jaw, nose, and fingers.
Acrophobia refers to an abnormally excessive and persistent Fear of heights.

Across-fiber pattern principle refers to the notion that each receptor responds to a wide range of stimuli and contributes to the perception of every stimulus in its system.

Across-fiber patterns refer to the patterns of firing that a stimulus causes across a number of neurons. This is the same thing as distributed coding .

ACS is the abbreviations of Acute confusional state which is also known as Delirium. ACS refers to a sudden change in a person's mental status that leads to confusion and unusual beha

ACT or Adaptive Control of Thought. In his ACT model , John Anderson synthesized some of the features of serial information-processing models and some of the features of semantic-network models. In ACT, procedural knowledge is represented in the form of production systems. Declarative knowledge is represented in the form of propositional networks

Act psychology refers to the type of psychology that emphasizes the study of intact mental acts , such as perceiving and judging, instead of the division of consciousness into elements . It is the name given to Brentano's brand of psychology because it focused on mental operations or functions . Act psychology dealt with the interaction between mental processes and physical events

ACT-R is a model of information processing that integrates a network representation for declarative knowledge and a production-system representation for procedural knowledge