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noun - plural: amentias

  1. extreme mental retardation

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  1. Mental impairment; state of being mentally handicapped.


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Google previewThe Journal of Philosophy (1918)

Amentia is a lack of intelligence, whereas hysteria is a lack of sagacity. H. L. HOLLJNGWORTH, Acting Secretary. Columbia University. REVIEWS AND ABSTRACTS OF LITERATURE Manuel de Psychiatric J. Rougues de Fursac. Cinquieme ...

Google previewThe Journal of Philosophy, Psychology and Scientific Methods (1918)

Amentia is a lack of intelligence, whereas hysteria is a lack of sagacity. H. L. Hollingworth, Acting Secretary. CoLUMBIA UNIVERSITY. REVIEWS AND ABSTRACTS OF LITERATURE Manuel de Psychiatrie.

Google previewDictionary of Mental Handicap (2002)

by Mary P. Lindsey

Primary amentia refers to an intellectual disability that is genetic, chromosomal or innate. Secondary amentia is caused by damage to the fetus by childbirth or infection in infancy. Amer-ind A system of communication using mimed gestures ...

Google previewThe First Dictionary of Psychoanalysis (2013)

A Gift for Sigmund Freud's 80th Birthday by Richard Sterba

According to Freud, amentia is the most extreme and most striking form of psychosis. It rests psychologically on an extensive withdrawal of cathexis of the apparatus that perceives the external world, as well as of those parts of the internal ...

Google previewBlack's Medical Dictionary (2002)

by Gordon Macpherson

Amentia. Amentia is the failure of the intellectual faculties to develop normally. Amethocaine. An effective local anaesthetic for topical application. Rapidly absorbed from mucous membranes, it should never be applied to inflamed, traumatised ...

Google previewHankey's Clinical Neurology, Second Edition (2014)

by Philip B. Gorelick, Fernando Testai, Graeme Hankey, Joanna M. Wardlaw

Amentia is a feature, sometimes with response to sensory stimuli and social smiling. Other defects include meningomyelocele, Dandy–Walker malformation, and heart, skeletal, and gastrointestinal (GI) defects. Semilobar and lobar HPE These ...

Google previewParliamentary Papers (1908)

1850-1908 by Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons

Do you think primary and secondary amentia is a generally acknowledged division T—Possibly not. There is a great deal of confusion about so-called congenital disease; that is the way we get into ...

Google previewMinutes of evidence [Appendices, and Reports of] ... the Royal Commission on the Care and Control of the Feeble-minded ... (1908)

by Great Britain. Royal Commission on Care and Control of Feeble-Minded, Thomas Henry Thynne Bath (Marquis of), Jacob Pleydell-Bouverie Radnor (6th earl of)

Do you think primary and secondary amentia is a generally acknowledged division 'l—Possibly not. There is a great deal of confusion about so-called' congenital disease; that is the way we get into difiiculties. Take alcoholism for example.

Google previewThe Osteopathic Physician (1917)

Primary amentia is the term applied to cases in which investigators declare there is a morbid heredity. Secondary amentia is applied to those cases due to an extrinsic cause, such as trauma, disease or environment. First of all, what is a ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Psychopharmacology (2010)

by Ian Stolerman

Amentia. ▷ Autism Spectrum Disorders and Mental Retardation. Amidation. Definition The posttranslational modification at the C-terminal carboxylate group that substitutes a hydroxyl group with an amide. Since the C-terminal is responsible ...

Google previewThe American and English Encyclopedia of Law (1891)

by John Houston Merrill, Thomas Johnson Michie, Charles Frederic Williams, David Shephard Garland

amentia; (2) mania; (3) monomania; (4) dementia. 2. Amentia. —Amentia may be divided into idiocy and imbecility. (a) Idiocy. — Idiocy is distinguished from all other ...

Google previewThe American Illustrated Medical Dictionary (1916)

Stearns' alcoholic amentia (sternz) [A. Warren Stearns, contemporary Boston physician]. See under amentia. stearoconotum (ste”ar-o-ko-notum) [Gr, a réa solid fat + kóvis dust or powder]. A yellow, pulverulent fat found in the brain mass.

Google previewCampbell's Psychiatric Dictionary (2009)

by Robert Jean Campbell

In arguing that working through of the depressive position is the central deprivation, thought deprivational dwarfism See psychosocial dwarfdeprivative amentia derailment needs or wants of another; denial or withdrawal of the physical or ...

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The value of this 7-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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