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Asperger's syndrome

Asperger's syndrome

noun As·per·ger's syndrome \ˈäs-ˌpər-gərz-\

Definition of ASPERGER'S SYNDROME

:  a developmental disorder resembling autism that is characterized by impaired social interaction, by restricted and repetitive behaviors and activities, and by normal language and cognitive development —called also Asperger's disorder

Origin of ASPERGER'S SYNDROME

Hans Asperger †1980 Austrian pediatrician
First Known Use: 1989

Asperger's syndrome

noun As·per·ger's syndrome \ˈäs-ˌpər-gərz-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ASPERGER'S SYNDROME

:  a developmental disorder resembling autism that is characterized by impaired social interaction, by repetitive patterns of behavior and restricted interests, by normal language and cognitive development, and often by above average performance in a narrow field against a general background of deficient functioning—called also Asperger's disorder

Biographical Note for ASPERGER'S SYNDROME

As·per·ger \ˈäs-ˌper-gər\ , Hans (1906–1980), Austrian psychiatrist. Asperger first described the syndrome that bears his name in an article published in 1944.

Variants of ASPERGER'S SYNDROME

As·per·ger's syndrome also As·per·ger syndrome \-gər\

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