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attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

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/ əˈtɛn ʃən ˈdɛf ə sɪt ˌhaɪ pər ækˈtɪv ɪ ti dɪsˌɔr dər /
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Origin of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

First recorded in 1985–90

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British Dictionary definitions for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

noun
a form of attention deficit disorder in which hyperactivity is a prominent symptomAbbreviation: ADHD
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Medical definitions for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

n.
Attention deficit disorder in which hyperactivity is present.
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Scientific definitions for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

A syndrome of disordered behavior, usually diagnosed in childhood, characterized by a persistent pattern of impulsiveness, inattentiveness, and sometimes hyperactivity that interferes with academic, occupational, or social performance. Also called attention deficit disorder
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