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guilt by association

responsibility for a misdeed ascribed to an innocent person solely because he or she has some connection with the perpetrator (or perpetrators) of the wrong. The observer’s negative attitude toward the wrongdoer generalizes to the associated person.

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May 26th 2024



adj. responding to, releasing, or otherwise involving catecholamines. For example, a catecholaminergic neuron is one that releases norepinephrine or another catecholamine as a neurotransmitter.