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the psychic organization of all the sensations, impulses, and personality traits derived from the oral stage of psychosexual development.
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In freudian psychology, a term used to denote the psychic organization derived from, and characteristic of, the oral period of psychosexual development.
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psychology Freud's theory of psychic organization derived from, and characteristic of, the oral period of psychosexual development.
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Patient discussion about orality

Q. Is it possible to prevent appearance of oral aphthae? I get these a lot and lately I've heard it comes as a result of stress or weak immune system. Is that true? Is there a way to make it go away forever????? anyone who has ever had this annoying thing in his mouth knows what I'm talking about... I know all the possible curing ways- I'm looking for prevention now...thanx!

A. welcome to my life! every time the air get's a little dry i get 1-3 aphthae and can't eat for the next 4-6 days. so i investigated a little, and i'm sorry but right now no one really knows what causes them. they know that from some reason the body get's an immune reaction in the oral mucosa and that causes an ulcer. but a friend of mine went to an Ayurveda therapist that told him to stop eating tomatoes and eggplants (in any way, cooked,baked,fried) and he says he stop getting aphthae. so you might try Ayurveda for prevention. it could help...

Q. What are the effects of alcoholism on the oral cavity? I have to make a presentation on this topic, and I would like to know what are the main pathological effects of chronic alcoholism on the oral cavity, I know that it is a carcinogen, but it mainly acts as a promoter, is there any cancer that is caused by alcohol abuse?

A. alcohol can interact harmfully with several medications commonly used in dental treatment. Alcohol intensifies the depressant effect of barbituates and tranquilizers creating a higher risk of deep sedation and unconsciousness. Following treatment, the ability to drive may be impaired. Medications used to control high blood pressure and angina have a dilating effect on the blood vessels which is intensified by alcohol.

The result is a higher likelihood of low blood pressure and fainting. Even the action of aspirin is intensified by alcohol, causing excessive bleeding by disrupting clot formation

Q. is it normal to be addiected to oral sex men eating me out

A. in an experiment they did on mice, they inserted an electrode to the pleasure area in the mouse's brain and every time he hit a certain pedal- it sent an electrical charge and aroused the pleasure area in the brain.
the mouse didn't care about food, females and nothing else. he just continued to push the pedal like crazy until he died.
we are addicted to pleasure too. what ever arouses your pleasure areas in the brain.

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Therefore, in the end orality is presented as the ruling episteme, once the alienation of writing has been challenged.
Jackson suggests that "the nature and history of the novel can by charted by examining how it does or does not structurally incorporate elements of oral story, and by how it represents orality and literacy on the levels of theme or imagery" (57).
In "The Facets of Italian Orality: An Overview of the Recent Debate," Marina Spunta offers an insightful discussion of orality that provides a theoretical synthesis for the volume.
The range of primary texts mined for traces of orality here is impressive: libelous poetry cited in defamation court cases, musical lyrics in plays by William and Margaret Cavendish, the dramatization of fairy lore by the Children of Paul's company, explorations and exploitations of the ideologically conservative phonocentric tradition by male and female characters in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, Edwin Baldwin's bewilderingly multivocal satirical fiction Beware the Cat.
It would also appeal to scholars of literary history intrigued by questions of authorship, orality, the anecdote, and biography.
Primary orality fosters personality structures that in certain ways are more communal and externalized, and less introspective than those common among literates.
1) generated by orality as well as their ways of operation and multifarious uses.
In this paper, I have explored the way in which Vera, in her novel Under the Tongue, takes the use of orality a step further by 'oralizing' the thoughts, rather than the words, of her mute protagonist, Zhizha.
Problematic too is the discussion of orality and written texts.
Before the revelation in the "Historical Notes" that what we've been reading is a transcript of tapes discovered in a footlocker in Bangor, Maine (301), most of us attend to the words of Atwood's protagonist innocently enough: our familiarity with the ways of the first-person narrator largely annuls any sense of the paradox involved in reading the signs of Offred's putative orality; that is, until the epilogue pointedly reminds us that we have been reading.
This book's success in that dimension, then, is no small contribution toward a wider awareness of Afro-Cuban letters, since orality, a representational quandary multiplied in translation, may ultimately be where this collection most innovates, and may become its defining legacy.