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Acculturative stress refers to stress caused by the many changes and adaptations required when a person moves to a foreign culture .

Accuracy refers to the degree to which a measure conforms to the established standard.

Accusation refers to the form of neurotic aggression that involves blaming other people for one’s shortcomings and seeking revenge against those people.

Acetaldehyde refers to toxic substance produced by the metabolism of alcohol

Acetaminophen refers to aspirin-like analgesic

Acetic acid refers to a chemical that the body uses as a source of energy

Acetycholine refers to a neurotransmitter involved in REM sleep, that plays a role in learning , memory , and rapid eye movement (REM) sleep and causes the skeletal muscle fibres to contract.

Acetylcholine also known as ACh refers to one (1) of the major neurotransmitters of the autonomic nervous system which is released by neurons to activate muscles and linked with memory processes that is found both in the brain and in the parasympathetic branch of the autonomic nervous system Acetylcholine is a chemical similar to an amino acid, except that the NH2 group has been replaced by an N(CH3)3 group. Acetylcholine is also known as Choline .

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