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Medical Dictionary


noun sche·ma \ˈskē-mə\
plural sche·ma·ta \-mət-ə\ also schemas

Medical Definition of SCHEMA

:  a nonconscious adjustment of the brain to the afferent impulses indicative of bodily posture that is a prerequisite of appropriate bodily movement and of spatial perception
:  the organization of experience in the mind or brain that includes a particular organized way of perceiving cognitively and responding to a complex situation or set of stimuli


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