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lack of attention.
2. the ignoring or otherwise screening out of stimuli that are threatening, anxiety-producing, or felt to be unimportant.
Lack of attention; negligence.
behavior management: overactivity/inattention
a nursing intervention from the Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) defined as provision of a therapeutic milieu that safely accommodates the patient's attention deficit and/or overactivity while promoting optimal function. See also Nursing Interventions Classification.
1. Neglect, e.g., of sensory stimuli.
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