Recent Examples of mental retardation from the Web
Tony says that Peyton has been diagnosed with mental retardation, autism, and attention deficit disorder.
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- Caused by the presence of an extra chromosome, Down's often results in such abnormalities as weak muscle tone, short stature and a flattened nose, as well as mental retardation.
- —Fred Bernstein, People Weekly, 25 Apr. 1988
- … fragile X syndrome, the most common inherited cause of mental retardation, which draws its name from a chromosomal deformity in its sufferers.
- —John Rennie, Scientific American, March 1993
- Now age 25, she lives in a group home for mentally retarded adults.
- —Sandra Blakeslee, The New York Times, 2 Aug. 1994
- Patients are short and thin, mentally retarded and can have many other problems …
- —Sue Goetinck, The Dallas Morning News, 28 Aug. 1995
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