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Restricting refers to a type of anorexia where the individual uses dieting, fasting, or excessive exercise to lose or avoid gaining weight. During the current episode of anorexia, the person has not engaged in binge-eating or purging behavior.

Retail therapy is defined as shopping as a means of comfort, relaxation, or cheering up.

Reticent means inclined to keep one's thoughts, feelings , and personal affairs to oneself. Reticent also means restrained or reserved in style and reluctant; unwilling.

Retribution refers to a justification for punishment that argues the guilty must be punished not, or not only, for instrumental ends, but because criminal actions simply 'deserve' to be punished.

Retrograde Amnesia is a type of Amnesia in which the lack of memory relates to events that occurred before a traumatic event. Retrograde amnesia is in contrast to Antegrade amnesia in which the lack of memory relates to events that occurred after a traumatic event.

retrospective information refers to literally "the view back"; data collected by examining records or recollections of the past. It is limited by the accuracy, validity , and thoroughness of the sources.

- Retrospective Research Designs : A Research design in which the Research sample is asked to provide information relating to an earlier time period.

Rett Syndrome refers to a progressive neurologic developmental disorder and one of the most common causes of mental retardation in females. The key features of this syndrome are: (1)

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