mental retardation

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Related to Profound mental retardation: Mild mental retardation, Moderate mental retardation, Severe mental retardation

mental retardation

n. Often Offensive
Intellectual disability.

mental retardation

n
(Psychiatry) psychiatry the condition of having a low intelligence quotient (below 70)

men′tal retarda′tion


n.
a developmental disorder characterized in varying degrees by a subnormal ability to learn, a substantially low IQ, and impaired social adjustment.
[1900–15]

mental retardation

Below-average intellectual ability resulting from genetic defect, brain injury, or disease, and usually present from birth or early infancy.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mental retardation - lack of normal development of intellectual capacities
stupidity - a poor ability to understand or to profit from experience
mental defectiveness, abnormality - retardation sufficient to fall outside the normal range of intelligence
mental deficiency, moronity - mild mental retardation
amentia, idiocy - extreme mental retardation
imbecility - retardation more severe than a moron but not as severe as an idiot
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Vijay is a forty-eight-year-old man with profound mental retardation and cerebral palsy.
The borderline intellectual functioning quotient of intelligence is from 67 to 83, mild mental retardation has IQ from 50-66, IQ of the moderate mental retardation is 33-49, IQ for the severe mental retardation is 16-32 and IQ for the profound mental retardation is below 16.
Estelle, who is unable to communicate his needs, was diagnosed with profound mental retardation, autism and schizophrenia and needs medication, Patten said.
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This can cause subsequent profound mental retardation.
Measuring and increasing the happiness of people with profound mental retardation and physical handicaps.
For example, isotretinoin causes profound mental retardation in many children, and about half those children do not have any major malformations (Adams and Lammer 1993, 1995).