minimal brain dysfunction


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dysfunction

 [dis-fungk´shun]
disturbance, impairment, or abnormality of functioning of an organ. adj., adj dysfunc´tional.
erectile dysfunction impotence.
minimal brain dysfunction former name for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
risk for peripheral neurovascular dysfunction a nursing diagnosis accepted by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as being at risk for disruption in circulation, sensation, or motion of an extremity or limb.
sexual dysfunction see sexual dysfunction.

at·ten·tion def·i·cit dis·or·der (ADD),

a disorder of attention, organization and impulse control appearing in childhood and often persisting to adulthood. Hyperactivity may be a feature but is not necessary for the diagnosis.

minimal brain dysfunction

n.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. No longer in scientific use.

minimal brain dysfunction

minimal brain dysfunction

A term used in the 1960s for children with learning problems of presumed neurological basis, which has been largely replaced by the term attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

minimal brain dysfunction

Hyperactive child, hyperkinetic child syndrome, hyperkinetic syndrome, minimal brain damage, minimal cerebral dysfunction Neurology A term used in the 1960s for children with learning problems of implied neurological basis. See ADD.

min·i·mal brain dys·func·tion

(MBD) (min'i-măl brān dis-fŭngk'shŭn)
Mild to severe learning behavioral disabilities in people with average or above average intelligence.
See: attention deficit disorder
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In brief, while not stated explicitly, with its inclusion of words like brain injury and minimal brain dysfunction and its explicit exclusion of learning difficulties rooted in environmental, cultural, or economic disadvantage, the definition of LDs had and has a decidedly etiological focus.
Minimal brain dysfunction in children: Educational, medical and health related services.
A small body of research has also developed to investigate the regression of symptomatology of hyperactivity, attention deficit disorders, and minimal brain dysfunction syndromes at the time of puberty (33,34).

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