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conversion reaction

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conversion reaction

A form of hysteria in which repressed conflict is converted into symptoms such as deafness, blindness, or paralysis, without actual physical cause.
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Noun1.conversion reaction - a mental disorder characterized by the conversion of mental conflict into somatic forms (into paralysis or anesthesia having no apparent cause)
folie, mental disorder, mental disturbance, psychological disorder, disturbance - (psychiatry) a psychological disorder of thought or emotion; a more neutral term than mental illness
glove anesthesia - a mental disorder involving loss of sensitivity in the hand and wrist; "since no combination of nerves serve this area a glove anesthesia is clearly psychogenic in origin"
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In the present study, the pyrrole-TPD technique was used to investigate the basic properties of Saudi grey kaolin, while the MBOH conversion reaction was employed to study the catalytic performance of the clay.
Kon, "Dysfunctional postures of the hand as part of a conversion reaction," Journal of Hand Surgery, vol.
In this study, the SiC conversion coatings were formed on the graphite substrates by conversion reaction method through the carbothermal reduction process of the silica powder and graphite.
In the ethanol conversion reaction, both ethanol conversion and ethylene selectivity depend on medium to strong acid.
Conversion reaction: management by the paediatrician.
It was conjectured that, as it was "upstream" (on the left side of the conversion reaction of homocysteine to L-methionine), there might be an inefficiency of conversion at the conversion site (genetic polymorphism or autoimmunity) and that hence there could be a paucity of L-methionine downstream (on the right side of the conversion reaction)--thus resulting in an endogenously derived L-methionine deficiency.
In fact, dry hydrogenase was proved to catalyze the conversion reaction at a reaction rate (k = 1.3 [s.sup.-1]) about 1/340 of that in aqueous reaction in the absence of cyt-[c.sub.3].
These remove the oxides present on the surface to allow the correct conversion reaction to take place and ensure effective bonding of the paint or powder to the treated surface.
Mace and Trimble (1996) found that other DSM-IV Axis I diagnoses were not found to be associated with outcome, nor was the degree of the stress factor triggering the conversion reaction, as described by Axis IV in DSM-IV.
She was again diagnosed with CVA versus a conversion reaction disorder and transferred to the Institute of Pennsylvania Hospital, a psychiatric facility.
The formed HCY that originated from the cosubstrate SAM is cycled back to the HCY conversion reaction by HCY S-methyltransferase, producing an enzymatic cycling system with substantial amplification of detection signals.