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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
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\ (audio pronunciation)Hans(1906–1980), Austrian psychiatrist. Asperger first described the syndrome that bears his name in an article published in 1944.