mental deficiency


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mental deficiency

n
(Psychiatry) psychiatry a less common term for mental retardation

men`tal defi′ciency


n.
(no longer in technical use) mental retardation.
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Noun1.mental deficiency - mild mental retardation
backwardness, mental retardation, subnormality, slowness, retardation - lack of normal development of intellectual capacities
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I put it down to mental deficiency on my part, but since then I have decided that it was for want of preparation.
Ocular defects in children and adolescents with severe mental deficiency. J Intellect Disabil Res 1996; 40: 330-5.
SATURDAY BELFAST GAMA BOMB, MENTAL DEFICIENCY, SCIMITAR, THUNDERWOLF You want a something big to kick off your Saturday night?
Familial, idiopathic methaemoglobinaemia associated with mental deficiency and neurological abnormalities.
Helen, together with other doctors and health professionals in Australia, led to the development of the Australian Group for the Scientific Study of Mental Deficiency (AGSSOMD; now the Australasian Society for Intellectual Disability, ASID)--which followed the inauguration of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Mental Deficiency, (IASSMD, now IASSIDD) in 1964.
'Having short height doesn't mean that we suffer from some mental deficiency. We want jobs that can help us utilise our potential.'
The typographical error, mislabeled caption and the lack of geographical knowledge coming one after another from an office that is supposed to provide us "information" not misinformation indicates mental deficiency.
According to Luis Ernesto Baracaldo, member of the organizing committee of the fair, in Denmark, for example, 80% of local governments have officially introduced it and it is used in rehabilitation institutes of people with developmental disabilities, mental deficiency or brain disorders.
The National Organization for Rare Disorders characterizes WBS as a "rare genetic disorder characterized by growth delays before and after birth (prenatal and postnatal growth retardation), short stature, a varying degree of mental deficiency, and distinctive facial features that typically become more pronounced with age."
The agency said evidence shows that children who grow up in institutional care are more likely to suffer from poor health, physical underdevelopment and mental deficiency, in addition to experiencing developmental delays and emotional disorders.
*The most commonly accepted definition is the one proposed by the American Association on Mental Deficiency (AAMD), an organization that has been defining mental retardation for the past 119 years and which, following successive revisions, establishes the following definition (Grossman, 1983).
From the total of pupils with disabilities, one part presents with psychiatric disorders that result in a difficult collaboration with the kinetic physical therapist: pupils with liminary intelligence (16.9 %), light mental deficiency (29.5 %), moderate mental deficiency (11.4 %), severe mental deficiency (1.8 %), unspecified mental deficiency (4.2 %).