oral phase

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Noun1.oral phase - (psychoanalysis) the first sexual and social stage of an infant's development; the mouth is the focus of the libido and satisfaction comes from suckling and chewing and biting
depth psychology, psychoanalysis, analysis - a set of techniques for exploring underlying motives and a method of treating various mental disorders; based on the theories of Sigmund Freud; "his physician recommended psychoanalysis"
babyhood, early childhood, infancy - the early stage of growth or development
phase, stage - any distinct time period in a sequence of events; "we are in a transitional stage in which many former ideas must be revised or rejected"
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Even as at the commencement of the oral phase of these proceedings, Pakistan expected India to show some respect to the Court, if not Pakistan, and if not the independent experts.
The oral phase and the initiation of the pharyngeal phase are under voluntary neural control, whereas the completion of the pharyngeal phase and the entire esophageal phase are under involuntary neural control (7).
ORAL PHASE This occurs when you chew a mouthful of rood and manipulate the resulting "food packet" (which is called a bolus), towards the back of your mouth with your tongue.
Cenicriviroc is a first-in-class, once-daily, oral Phase III ready potent immunomodulator that blocks two chemokine receptors, CCR2 and CCR5, which are involved in the inflammatory and fibrogenic pathways in NASH.
Cenicriviroc is a once-daily, oral phase three ready potent immunomodulatory, which blocks two chemokine receptors, CCR2 and CCR5, which take part in the inflammatory and fibrogenic pathways in NASH, leading to liver damage, liver cancer or liver failure.
An action takes place in three stages: the written procedure, the oral phase and the deliberations.
The Court of Justice has its own rules of procedure, which provide for a written and an oral phase. The registrar for the Court is the chief administrator, who acts under the authority of the president and is also appointed for a term of six years (renewable).
Miehm said these include release of the clinical hold on the Astellas phase III trial in late second quarter/third quarter, a decision by Merck to commence the pivotal oral phase III trials in late 2011, a $20 million milestone associated with the start of the phase III oral trials.
One of the most interesting aspects of Japanese civilization is that it made a shift from an oral phase, which, unfortunately, is still dominant in the Arab world, to a written phase which leaves no possibility for distraction, interpretation or misunderstanding.
This stage of swallowing, the oral phase, is entirely under voluntary control via the cortical and subcortical areas of the brain.
All patients were started on a 24-week course of intermittent androgen-ablation therapy with leuprolide (Lupron), and were then randomly assigned to receive either 200 mg daily of oral thalidomide or placebo (oral phase A).