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deprogram

(dē-prō′grăm′, -grəm)
tr.v. depro·grammed, depro·gramming, depro·grams or depro·gramed or depro·graming
To counteract or try to counteract the effect of an indoctrination, especially a religious or cult indoctrination.

de·pro′gram′mer n.
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deprogram

(dē-prō′grăm)
To free an individual from some mentally harmful cult, religion, or political belief system.
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Deprogramming or removal of the epigenetic information returns the cell to the undifferentiated stem cell state (21-25).
In Holy Smoke!, a 'deprogramming' session in the outback essentially becomes a sexual power game, a battle of the sexes played out with desire bouncing back and forth.
After removal of temporary restorations, interocclusal record was made using an anterior deprogramming device and zinc oxide eugenol paste on wax rims in centric relation.
I'm reminded here of deprogramming efforts on behalf of believers involved in cults.
The BDSCs derived from 72 h of deprogramming and expansion in PBS, supplemented with MCSF and gentamicin sulphate [23-26], were plated and presented typical morphological features of stemness such as reduced small size, roundish shape, and, in vitro, a disposition to a "string of pearls" morphology (Figure 1(a)).
Additionally, miR-302-transfected cells can be used to repair heart damage [30], and another study found that miR-302 can inhibit the expression of transformation-related genes and exhibit a deprogramming effect on glioblastoma cells, implying that miR-302 could also be a cancer therapeutic target [31].
(86) Anson Shupe and Susan Darnell, Agents of Discord: The Cult Awareness Network, Deprogramming and Bad Science (New Brunswick: Transaction, 2006), 6.
At The Samaritan Women (TSW), a faith-based residential program in Maryland for women rescued from sex trafficking, residents spend the first 90 days deprogramming from thoughts, behaviors, and relationships that have kept them enslaved.
If the patient in your office wants to leave the family system or minimize the impact of the family system, individual psychotherapy that identifies the impact of family dysfunction, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, can be used as a type of deprogramming. Exit strategies also can be discussed.
Cheerleader tells the story of "femme" Megan (Natasha Lyonne), a young woman who doesn't realize that she's a lesbian until her parents stage an "intervention," which results in Megan being shipped off to True Directions, a "deprogramming" center for gays and lesbians who are forced to be "straight." True Directions is run by the monstrously repressive Mary (Cathy Moriarty) and her in-denial gay son Rock (Eddie Cibrian), with the assistance of camp supervisor Mike (RuPaul Charles, in his first non-drag role).
Chapter material that was either deleted or assumed within other chapters include: Christian Responses to the Unethical Healer, Deprogramming, Forensic Psychology and Christian Codes: Are they Better?