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The four As—A popular term for those qualifications—ability, affability, attitude, availability—that indicate the potential for a successful house officer or resident-in-training.
A popular term referring to the most common negative and cognitive symptoms of schizophrenia:
• Autism—loss of interest in one’s surroundings;
• Ambivalence—emotionally withdrawn, blunted;
• Affect—e.g., facial amimia, loosening of;
• Associations—people and thoughts become increasingly confused.