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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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"Amentia" is a 1991 film directed by Sergei Ainutdinov.

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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 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 previewBasic Psychoanalytic Concepts on Metapsychology, Conflicts, Anxiety and Other Subjects (2014)

by Humberto Nagera

'Amentia is the reaction to a loss which reality affirms, but which the ego has to deny, since it finds it unsupportable .

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 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 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 previewSessional papers. Inventory control record 1 (1908)

by Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons

Do you think primary and secondary amentia is a generally acknowledged ...

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 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 ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica; Or, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature (1797)

Constructed on a Plan, by which the Different Sciences and Arts are Digested Into the Form of Distinct Treatises Or Systems, Comprehending the History, Theory, and Practice, of Each, According to the Latest Discoveries and Improvements; and Full Explanations Given of the Various Detached Parts of Knowledge, Whether Relating to Natural and Artificial Objects, Or to Matters Ecclesiastical, Civil, Military, Commercial ..., Together with a Description of All the Countries, Cities, Principal Mountains ... Throughout the World; a General History ... and an Account of the Lives of the Most Eminent Persons in Every Nation, from the Earliest Ages Down to the Present Times

Amentia (congenita), continuing from a person's birth. II. Amentia (fenilis), from the diminution of the perceptions and memory through extreme old age. III. Amentia (acquifita), occurring in people formerly of a found mind, from ...

Google previewThe American Medical Lexicon (1811)

On the Plan of Quincy's Lexicon Physico-medicum, with Many Retrenchments, Additions, and Improvements; Comprising an Explanation of the Etymology and Signification of the Terms Used in Anatomy, Physiology, Surgery, Materia Medica, Chemistry, and the Practice of Physic. Compiled from the Most Approved Authorities

Amentia, from a priv. and mens, the mind, foolishness, a defect of imagination, idiotic insanity, a slight degree of madness. Dr. Cullen defines it to be the weakness of the mind in judging, from either not perceiving, or not remembering the ...

Google previewThe American and English Encyclopaedia of Law (1891)

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 previewA Dictionary of Hallucinations (2009)

by Jan Dirk Blom

American Psychiatric Association's Definition of Hallucinations In 1975, the American 22 References Amblyopia and Hallucinations References AMDPs Definition of Hallucinations Reference AMDPs Definition of Illusions Reference Amentia ...

Google previewA Law Dictionary Containing Definitions of the Terms and Phrases of American and English Jurisprudence, Ancient and Modern ... (1995)

by Henry Campbell Black

Such a subject might be scientifically denominated an "idiot," but not legally, for in law the latter term is applicable only to congenital amentia. The term "lucid interval" means not an apparent tranquility or seeming repose, or cessation of the ...

Google previewThe London encyclopaedia (1829)

or Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, comprising a popular view of the present state of knowledge

AMENTIA, in medicine, from a priv. and mens, the mind, a weakness of intellect, as either want of the memory, or incapability of receiving mental impressions. This lamentable malady is placed, by Dr. Cullen, under nervous diseases affecting ...

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