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Secondary traumatization refers to the cumulative transformation in the inner experience that is the result of empathic engagement with another’s trauma. Secondary traumatization is a phenomenon frequently experienced by rescue workers such as police, paramedics, and other emergency workers.

Secondary-stage syphilis refers to the second stage of syphilis, occurring several months after infection, during which the Chancre has disappeared and a generalized body rash appears. Chancre is a painless, ulcerlike lesion with a hard, raised edge that is a symptom of syphilis.

Secure Attachment style refers to an Attachment style characterized by trust, a lack of concern with being abandoned, and the view that one is worthy and well-liked.

Secure base refers to the use of a Caregiver as a base from which to explore the environment and to which to return for emotional support.

Sedative refers to a psychoactive substance that has a calming effect on the central nervous system.

sedative is also a sleep-inducing drugs that tend to decrease central nervous system and behavioral activity.

A Selection item is a test item to which the pupil responds by selecting the answer from choices given;

Selective Amnesia refers to the inability to remember some, but not all, events that occurred in a specified time period.

selective attention refers to the ability to concentrate exclusively on relevant stimuli and to avoid distraction by irrelevant stimuli in the environment.

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