Glossary W

Willis, Thomas (1621–1675) refers to English anatomist best known for his work on the blood circulation of the brain.

Wilson Leash principle refers to Wilson's contention that humans create culture because doing so enhances survival. Therefore, there is, or should be, a close relationship between culture and the satisfaction of biological needs. In this sense, it can be said that "biology holds culture on a leash".

Window of vulnerability refers to the fact that, at certain times, people are more vulnerable to particular health problems. For example, early adolescence constitutes a window of vulnerability for beginning smoking, drug use, and alcohol abuse

Wingate test refers to anaerobic power test to evaluate maximal rate at which glycolysis can deliver ATP.

Winning at all costs refers to an approach to handling conflict in which one side seeks to win regardless of the damage to the other side.

Winter blues refers to depression that occurs only during fall and winter; presumably related to decreased exposure to sunlight. Winter blues is also known as Seasonal affective disorder (SAD ), Winter depression, Cabin fever , Hibernation reaction

Winter depression refers to period of depression that recurs seasonally, such as in winter Winter depression is another name for Seasonal affective disorder (SAD ), Cabin fever , Hibernation reaction or Winter blues

Wire Taps refers to the method of listening in on phone conversations

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