Glossary

Rapport

Rapport is a quality of the relationship between people, a feature or characteristic of the unconscious human interaction.

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Raynauds disease

Raynaud's disease is a rare disorder that affects blood vessels. It causes episodes of vasospasm (narrowing of the blood vessels), which decreases blood flow to the fingers and toes, and in extremely rare cases to the nose, ears, nipples and lips. The fingers are the most commonly affected area, but the toes are also affected in about 40 per cent of people with Raynaud's disease.

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Reframing

Reframing is the process used to help people change their perspective and view on their issues. It is a powerful therapeutic tool that can create profound and fast change.

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Reichian segmental theory

Reichian segmental theory is named after its discoverer, Dr Wilhelm Reich, and it divides the body into seven segments, one on top of the other. These consist of the ocular (eye) segment, the oral segment, the cervical (neck) segment, the thoracic (chest) segment, the diaphragmatic segment, the abdominal segment and the pelvic segment.

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Retroviruses

A retrovirus is a virus that contains RNA (ribonucleic acid) that must be converted to DNA in the host cell and then back again into RNA to be made into proteins. It invades the body's cells, where it produces more such RNA viruses, including the AIDS virus and many cancer-causing viruses.

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Rheumatism

Rheumatism is a term used to describe disorders associated with many different parts of the body. Often rheumatism is associated with arthritis, or with rheumatic fever. However, rheumatism might apply to the symptoms of numerous conditions that can cause pain and or weakness. Some conditions that were once labelled as rheumatism or called rheumatic diseases include:

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Rhinitis

Rhinitis is an inflammation of the lining or mucous membranes of the nose. It is not serious, but it can lead to much discomfort and inconvenience. For many people, though, it will usually clear up on its own after a few days as generally its known as a temporary condition.

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