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Acetylsalicylic acid is the chemical name for aspirin

- ACh (Acetylcholine) : - ACh (Acetylcholine ) : ACh is the short form of Acetylcholine which refers to a type of neurotransmitter. It is a chemical that is used by neurons to communicate with other neurons and with parts of the body. It is also used by the part of the nervous system that is responsible for resting and digesting. It causes the lowers blood pressure and slows down heart rate and breathing rate. ACh is also known as Choline .

Achieved ethnic identity refers to the final stage of ethnic identity development similar to the identity achievement status.

Achieved status refers to the class, rank, status or position determined by education, occupation, income, and place of residence.

Achievement is what a person has learned from formal instruction, usually in school; that which is attained by one's efforts and presumed to be made possible by one's abilities.

Achievement attributions refers to the causal explanations that a person provides for his or her successes and failures.

Achievement expectancies is it how well (or poorly) a person expects to perform should he or she try to achieve a particular objective. They are cognitive expectations of succeeding or failing at a particular achievement-related activity

Achievement goals refer to targets people aspire to in achievement situations.