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Fenfluramine hydrochloride is an indirect 5-HT receptor agonist that was used as an anoretic i.e. an appetite reduction drug that was removed from sale in 1997 because of significant safety fears.
The Feuerstein technique is another name for mediated learning, an educational programme based on the idea that because intelligence is plastic and changeable, not fixed, it can be 'taught' within a mediated learning environment.
FIAS is an intensive, relationship-based intervention designed to help parents of very young children on the autism spectrum.
|Fibroblast Growth Factors||
Fibroblast growth factors are proteins that bind to receptors on the surface of cells.
Fidelity is the quality of being faithful or loyal.
|Field Control Therapy||
Field control therapy is a type of homoeopathic medicine.
|Fine Motor Skill||
A fine motor skill is a skill relating to movement of a small part of the body. For example, the skill required to hold a pencil between the fingers and thumb.
|Five Minute Speech Sample||
The Five Minute Speech Sample is a narrative interview method in which parents are prompted to speak about their child and their relationships with their child for five uninterrupted minutes.
Flexyx therapy is a form of biofeedback training, in which an individual's own brainwaves are used to return information back to the brain.
'Floortime' exercises are designed to allow the carer to take an active, developmental role in spontaneous and fun activities that are directed by the child's interests and actions.
Fluconazole is a type of antifungal medication, used to treat a range of fungal infections.
Flumazenil is a benzodiazepine receptor antagonist sold under a variety of brand names including Romazicon.
Fluoxetine is a type of SSRI antidepressant which is used to treat a variety of conditions including anxiety and depression.
Fluphenazine is a type of typical antipsychotic, used to treat schizophrenia and psychotic symptoms such as hallucinations, delusions, and hostility.
Fluvoxamine is a type of SSRI antidepressant, used to treat a range of conditions but especially obsessive compulsive disorder.
FMT is an acronym for fecal (faecal) microbiota transplantation, the process of transplantation of fecal bacteria from one person to another.
Focalin is a brand name for dexmethylphenidate, a type of stimulant medication, used to treat inattention and hyperactivity.
|Focus Parent Training||
The Focus Parent Training programme is a home-based parent-training intervention.
Focussed interventions are designed to address a single skill or goal of a student on the autism spectrum.
Folacin is another term for vitamin B-9, which is one of the B-group of vitamins.
This glossary is designed to explain some of the jargon and gobbledygook used by some people when they talk about autism or research..
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