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subnormal

 [sub-nor´mal]
below or less than normal.

sub·nor·mal

(sŭb-nōr'măl),
Below the normal standard of some quality.

subnormal

(sŭb-nôr′məl)
adj.
Less than normal; below the average.
n.
Offensive One who is regarded as subnormal in some respect, such as in intelligence or coordination. No longer in clinical use.

sub′nor·mal′i·ty (-nôr-măl′ĭ-tē) n.

sub·nor·mal

(sŭb-nōr'măl)
Below usual standard of some quality.
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Dandona, "Low estradiol concentrations in men with subnormal testosterone concentrations and type 2 diabetes," Diabetes Care, vol.
The current study showed that even when VA improves to a subnormal or normal level after correction for refractive error, a proper ophthalmologic examination should be performed to detect ocular comorbidities, which need early detection and timely intervention.
This article aims to present an assessment and discussion of the social and environmental conditions of the subnormal agglomerations, observing whether the families were assisted by programs generated by the state and by the utility provider, according to the mapping of social vulnerability by the Seade Foundation for subnormal domiciles in favela areas on the margin of creeks and the impacts of social exclusion, as per Trivinos (14).
All patients reported herein were referred to a hematology/medical oncology practice for further evaluation and management because they had the following: (a) frequent or severe bacterial respiratory tract infections uncontrolled by antibiotic therapy and other management; (b) subnormal total serum IgG or subnormal IgG1.
Previously many workers reported that the body temperature is either normal (Akhtar, 2006), slightly subnormal or there may be significant rise in the rectal temperature (Cheema et al., 1980).
Considering the above factors, we designed a cross-sectional and 5-year follow-up study to investigate how a subnormal leukocyte count is related to the prevalence and incidence of MS in apparently healthy adults.
Bright flash dark adapted ERGs (DA 11.0) were of normal a-wave amplitude bilaterally, while b-wave was of reduced amplitude in the right eye and subnormal in the left eye, indicating a "negative ERG" in the right eye (a-wave amplitudes: 302 [mu]V and 305 [mu]V in the right and left eye, resp.; b-wave amplitudes: 276 [mu]V and 345 [mu]V in the right and left eye, resp.) (Figure 3(b)).
In his letter, Jack cites Sir Keith Joseph, "too many women of low IQ having babies" and, Boris, referring to people of subnormal intelligence as members "of our species", as if they were so many specimens in a petri dish.