Mini-Mental State Examination


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Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE),

widely used written assessment instrument that measures and evaluates cognitive function and mental impairment. Often given serially to gauge the effect of time on patients' condition.

Mi·ni-Men·tal State Ex·am·i·na·tion

(MMSE) (min'ē men'tăl stāt' eg-zam'i-nā'shŭn)
Widely used written assessment instrument that measures and evaluates cognitive function and mental impairment. Often given serially to gauge the effect of time on patients' condition.

Mini-Mental State Examination

Abbreviation: MMSE
A common test to quantify a person's cognitive ability. It assesses orientation, registration, attention, calculation, and language. Scoring is from 0 to 30, with 30 indicating intact cognition.
See also: examination
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