relationship

The state of being related, associated, or connected.
- dose-response r. r. in which a change in the amount, intensity, or duration of exposure is associated with a change in risk of a specified outcome.
- dual relationships relationships in which a health service provider is concurrently participating in two or more role categories with a patient; such dual relationships may be benign (as when both are members of the same social group) or exploitive (a sexual r.).
- Haldane r. a mathematical r. between the equilibrium constant of an enzyme-catalyzed reaction and all of that enzyme's kinetic parameters ( e.g., Vmax and Km's).
- hypnotic r. r. between hypnotist and the hypnotized.
- object r. in the behavioral sciences, the emotional bond between an individual and another person (or between two groups), as opposed to the individual's (or group's) interest in him or herself (itself).
- sadomasochistic r. a r. characterized by the complementary enjoyment of inflicting and suffering cruelty.

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re·la·tion·ship -shən-.ship n
1) the state of being related or interrelated <research into the \relationship between diet, blood, cholesterol levels, and coronary heart disease (Current Biog.)>
2 a) a state of affairs existing between those having relations or dealings <called on to assume the role of personal advisor in the doctor-patient \relationship (Jour. Amer. Med. Assoc.)>
b) an emotional attachment between individuals <a meaningful \relationship>

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