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dynamics

 [di-nam´iks]
1. the scientific study of forces in action; a phase of mechanics.
2. the motivating or driving forces, physical or moral, in any field.
group dynamics the forces that underlie group interaction; the interactions among group members.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

dy·nam·ics

(dī-nam'iks),
1. The science of motion in response to forces.
2. In psychiatry, used as a contraction of psychodynamics.
3. In the behavioral sciences, any of the numerous intrapersonal and interpersonal influences or phenomena associated with personality development and interpersonal processes.
[G. dynamis, force]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

dy·nam·ics

(dī-nam'iks)
1. The science of motion in response to forces.
2. psychiatry The determination of how emotional and mental disorders develop.
3. behavioral sciences Any of the numerous intrapersonal and interpersonal influences or phenomena associated with personality development and interpersonal processes.
4. Factors that may contribute to a condition or situation.
[G. dynamis, force]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

dy·nam·ics

(dī-nam'iks)
Science of motion in response to forces.
[G. dynamis, force]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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