Asperger's syndrome

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EtymologyEdit

Named after Hans Asperger + syndrome.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Asperger’s syndrome ‎(uncountable)

  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 to be 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