minimal brain dysfunction


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Related to minimal brain dysfunction: developmental aphasia

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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Dysfunction patterns analogous to frontal lobe system and caudate nucleus syndromes in some groups of minimal brain dysfunction.
After reading this book, any teacher who refers to a child as potentially learning disabled and therefore having minimal brain dysfunction, simply for making reversals, is either intellectually irresponsible or unable to modify his or her own work in the service of the student.
They include conditions that have been referred to as perceptual handicaps, brain injury, minimal brain dysfunction, dyslexia, developmental aphasia, and so on.

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