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Asperger syndrome

[ as-per-ger sin-drohm, -druhm ]
/ 藞忙s p蓹r g蓹r 藢s瑟n dro蕣m, -dr蓹m /
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noun Psychiatry.
(no longer in clinical use) a developmental disorder characterized by severely impaired social skills, repetitive behaviors, and often, a narrow set of interests, but not involving delayed development of linguistic and cognitive abilities: now considered one of the autism spectrum disorders.
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Origin of Asperger syndrome

Named after Hans Asperger, 1906鈥80, Austrian pediatrician, who described it in 1944

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