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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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For reasons that are not clearly understood, in a genuinely hyperactive child, there is a paradoxical effect.
There's no showbiz in my family at all, but I was a hyperactive child so they signed me up for Saturday theatre class - it went by the rather pretentious name of Theatre for Gifted Youth.
But the creation looked like a small alien and acted like the world's most annoyingly hyperactive child.
Anybody who has been there will know about the sleepless nights and anguished days that go with the seemingly endless stress of caring for a deeply disturbed, hyperactive child.
Michael was always a hyperactive child, but when he first played Pony League in eighth grade, he learned how to be a man,'' his mother said.
William Crook's new book, Help for the Hyperactive Child, is worthy in many respects.
Visually, the whole thing was fantastic - the costumes looked like they had been coloured in by a hyperactive child let loose with the Crayolas, the set must have used at least a tonne of glitter, and there were a couple of excellent moments when, with a flash bang from the floor-standing fireworks, characters magically transformed from rags to riches.
The myth of the hyperactive child and other means of child control (pp.
He was a hyperactive child and a born fighter, according to his father, who encouraged him to take up boxing to stop him getting into scraps at school.
Children's symptoms may result from their parents' difficulties, or the parents' symptoms may be due to the stress and frustration of dealing with a hyperactive child.
The hyperactive child in elementary school: A 5-year controlled follow-up.