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something done or occurring more than once, particularly over and over.
long terminal r's identical nucleotide sequences occurring at each end of a proviral genome or a transposon and believed to be essential for integration of the molecule into host DNA.
tandem repeat appearance of two or more identicle segments close to each other within a strand of DNA.


something done or occurring more than once, particularly over and over.


(rep.) (rē-pēt')
Prescription directions for the pharmacist.
[L. repetatur, let it be repeated]

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Q. Now my question is: what kind of repetitive symptoms should I look for? I read the previous question about the early autism symptoms of a child. It is very beneficial. Now my question is: what kind of repetitive symptoms should I look for?

A. It depends upon your child’s health. Repetitive symptoms will vary from child to child but they will begin to show up at a very young age. Look for things such as stacking of items or lining items up compulsively. They may also have repetitive body movements such as hand flapping or body rocking. In some cases, the child may even injure themselves on a regular basis such as by biting their skin. As with most things, each individual child will display repetitive symptoms in their own way.

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Studies have shown that prolonged or repetitive seizures can cause neurological damage and dramatically increase the risk of changes in neuropsychological function or even death.
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Evidence shows that Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation applied to the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) produces significant positive outcomes and could be an effective treatment strategy for alternative management of clinical depression.
The assessment measures included the Social Communication Questionnaire (SCQ), which screens for the presence of ASDs; the Repetitive Behavior Rating Scale-Revised (RBS-R), which measures stereotypy, self-injurious behavior, compulsions, rituals/sameness, and restricted interests; and the Nisonger Child Behavior Rating Form (NCBRF), which assesses behavior and emotional problems in children.
With respect to the anxiety finding, the male: female ratio in the ASD group was 9:1, so "the strong relationship between more frequent/severe repetitive behaviors and symptoms of anxiety may reflect the tendency of males to have higher levels of externalizing behaviors than females," Dr.
In our program, we emphasize getting yourself ready weeks before the work actually starts or you'll find it a pretty tough slog and dangerous in terms of repetitive strain injuries.
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