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Hypothetico-deductive theory refers to a set of postulates from which empirical relationships are deduced (predicted). If the empirical relationships are as predicted, the Theory gai

Hypothyroidism is a medical condition in which the thyroid gland is not able to produce enough thyroid hormones, leading to a decrease in the body's metabolic rate. In the psychology context, hypothyroidism can have several effects on mental health and cognitive function.

Hypovolemic thirst refers to a kind of thirst provoked by low blood volume.

Hypoxia refers to the reduced oxygenation of brain. Hypoxia is typically not associated with cell death, but some possible interference in the functioning of the neuron. Hypoxia is us

Hypoxyphilia refers to the sub-category of sexual masochism that involves reducing the oxygen supply to the brain while masturbating to achieve a heightened orgasm .
Hysteria refers to a disorder common in Freud's female patients in turn-of-the-century Vienna, characterized by a grab-bag of somatic symptoms: limb paralysis, motor automatisms, sensory deficits, atonia, etc.
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Hysteria refers to a disorder occurring when psychological disturbances take a physical form and there is no physiological explanation, such as an unexplained paralysis of the arms or legs.

Hysterical neurosis refers to a term used by Freud to describe conversion disorder, implying that it is a reaction to anxi

Hysteroscopy refers to the visual inspection of the uterine cavity with the use of endoscope.