Medical Dictionary


noun at·ten·tion \ə-ˈten-chən\

Definition of ATTENTION

:  the act or state of attending :  the application of the mind to any object of sense or thought
a :  an organismic condition of selective awareness or perceptual receptivity; specifically :  the complex of neuromuscular adjustments that permit maximum excitability or responsiveness to a given class of stimuli b :  the process of focusing consciousness to produce greater vividness and clarity of certain of its contents relative to others
at·ten·tion·al \-ˈtench-nəl, -ˈten-chən-əl\ adjective
March 29, 2015
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