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Related to mental status: Mini Mental Status Exam
mental statusSee Mini-mental test.
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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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