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lack of attention.
selective inattention
2. the ignoring or otherwise screening out of stimuli that are threatening, anxiety-producing, or felt to be unimportant.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


Lack of attention; negligence.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012


1. Neglect, e.g., of sensory stimuli.
2. Distractibility.

unilateral inattention

An inability to recognize stimulation provided to the side of the body or the visual field damaged by a stroke in the nondominant hemisphere of the brain. Sometimes called visual inattention or visual unilateral inattention. Synonym: neglect, altitudinal; neglect, hemispatial See: hemi-inattention; unilateral spatial agnosia
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