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Definitions of COMPULSIVE BEHAVIOR
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The behavior of performing an act persistently and repetitively without it leading to reward or pleasure. The act is usually a small, circumscribed behavior, almost ritualistic, yet not pathologically disturbing. Examples of compulsive behavior include twirling of hair, checking something constantly, not wanting pennies in change, straightening tilted pictures, etc.
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- Combining with six molecules of a univalent base; saturating sexvalent base.