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Exploratory procedures (EPs) refer to people’s movements of their hands and fingers while they are identifying three-dimensional objects by touch.
Explosive disorder refers to the failure of resisting aggressive impulses resulting in destruction of property or other violent acts .

Explosive Disorder is defined as the failure to resist aggressive impulses resulting in destruction of property or other violent acts .

Explosives Detection Canines refer to dogs that can detect explosive residues by scent

Expository discourse refers to a type of discourse in which the writer's goal is to convey information about the subject matter.

exposure refers to a behavior therapy technique for treating anxiety disorders that exposes the subject to the source of his or her fear while providing appropriate and effective ways of coping with the fear (other than through escape and avoidance ).

Exposure and response prevention  refers to the form of behavior therapy in which clients intentionally approach situations (places, specific animals or insects, body sensations, or thoughts, for example) that make them feel fearful (the cockroaches) without leaving the situation or engaging in any avoidance behaviors.

- Exposure and Ritual Prevention (EX/RP) : Exposure and Ritual Prevention (EX/RP) refers to a treatment method used primarily with Obsessive-compulsive disorders in which patients are exposed to the feared stimulus for an hour or more at a time. They are then asked to refrain from participating in rituals such as continually checking the door to see if they have closed it.

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