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mental status

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men·tal sta·tus

(MS) (men'tăl stat'ŭs)
A comprehensive description or statement of a patient's intellectual capacity, emotional state, and general mental health based on examiner's observations and directed interview; includes assessment of mood, behavior, orientation, judgment, memory, problem-solving ability, and contact with reality.
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