attention deficit disorder

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attention deficit disorder

attention deficit disorder

n
(Pathology) a disorder, particularly of children, characterized by excessive activity and inability to concentrate on one task for any length of time. Abbreviation: ADD

atten′tion def`icit disor`der


n.
1. a condition, usu. in children, marked by inattentiveness, dreaminess, and passivity.
2. (no longer in technical use) attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
[1980–85]

at·ten·tion deficit disorder

(ə-tĕn′shən)
A condition whose symptoms include impulsiveness and a short attention span. It is usually diagnosed in childhood and can interfere with performance at school, in the workplace, and in social situations. ♦ Attention deficit disorder in which hyperactivity is present is called attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
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Noun1.attention deficit disorder - a condition (mostly in boys) characterized by behavioral and learning disordersattention deficit disorder - a condition (mostly in boys) characterized by behavioral and learning disorders
hyperactivity - a condition characterized by excessive restlessness and movement
syndrome - a pattern of symptoms indicative of some disease
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Attention Deficit Disorder

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