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critical period

a crucial period in a person's or animal's development whencertain experiences must happen for normal development toproceed. Today it is more common to use the term sensitiveperiod to describe the optimum period for certainexperiences to happen.

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September 29th 2021

stimulant

a drug which increases activation of the central nervoussystem and the autonomic nervous system;decreasing fatigue, increasing physical activity andalertness, diminish hunger, and result in a temporaryelevation of mood.