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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: self'kon-trol'


  1. Self-regulation of one's behavior in accordance with personal beliefs, goals, attitudes and societal expectations.
  2. A person's use of active coping strategies to deal with problem situations, in contrast to passive conditioning strategies that do things to the person and require no action by that person.
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