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categorisation

a short cut used when processing information. A category isa set of items perceived to have at least one feature incommon. In interpersonal perception, categories such asyoung-old and male-female are used.

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September 20th 2021

cross tolerance

this phenomenon arises in some drug categories, such as theopiates (heroin, morphine etc) and tryptamines (LSD,mescaline and psilocybin) when the prolonged use of one drugin the group results in the development of tolerance to theothers opioids.