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ethics of animal research

the complex set of issues relating to the ethics of manipulating nonhuman animals experimentally, holding them in captivity, and using them for the purpose of research. Some argue that any animal research is unethical because animals cannot give informed consent. Others see value in animal research if the animals are well cared for and treated humanely. See animal care and use; Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee.

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July 12th 2024

amotivational syndrome

amotivational syndrome

a behavior pattern characterized by loss of drive and initiative. It is commonly seen in schizophrenia. The pattern is also believed to be associated with cannabis abuse, based on anecdotal observations of the lifestyles of chronic cannabis users in various cultures around the world. There is, however, little empirical support for this association. See anhedonia.