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Asperger's syndrome

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EtymologyEdit

Named after Hans Asperger + syndrome.

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NounEdit

Asperger’s syndrome (countable and uncountable, plural Asperger's syndromes)

  1. (uncountable, neurology) An autism-related developmental disorder characterised by sustained impairment in social interaction and nonverbal communication and by repetitive behaviour as well as restricted interests and routines.

Usage notesEdit

The American Psychiatric Association currently considers "Asperger's syndrome" as a relatively mild manifestation of autism spectrum disorder.

SynonymsEdit

  • (syndrome): AS

Related termsEdit

  • (person diagnosed with the syndrome): aspie

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ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Pronunciation guide on http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/Asperger%27s-syndrome