Definitions for "LATENCY PERIOD"
period of time from exposure to an agent to the onset of a health effect.
The time between exposure to a substance and the onset of a disease.
The period between exposure to a disease-causing agent and the onset or appearance of disease symptoms. The latency period for asbestos-related diseases ranges from 15 years for asbestosis to 30 years or more for lung cancer and mesothelioma.
In psychoanalytic theory, a stage in psychosexual development in which sexuality lies essentially dormant, roughly from ages five to twelve.
In psychoanalytic theory, the years between ages six and twelve, during which id impulses play a minor role in motivation.
In Freud?s psychoanalytic theory, a period in middle childhood, roughly the years 6-12, when both sexual and aggressive impulses are said to be in a quiescent state.
an interval. Sleep latency is the interval from "lights out" until sleep begins. REM latency is the period from the beginning of sleep to the first appearance of rapid eye movement (REM) sleep.
Latency period is an interval. Sleep latency is is the length of time that it takes to go from full wakefulness to falling asleep. During daytime, a sleep latency of 15-25 minutes is considered normal. A shorter sleep-latency is likely a sign that the person suffers from sleep-deprivation. A sleep-latency of less than five minutes would indicate either very unhealthy daytime sleepiness or some sort of sleep-disorder.
(psychoanalysis) the fourth period (from about age 5 or 6 until puberty) during which sexual interests are supposed to be sublimated into other activities