minimal brain dysfunction


: attention deficit disorder

Note: Minimal brain dysfunction is one of several former names originally used to describe attention deficit disorder.

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Word History

First Known Use

1966, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of minimal brain dysfunction was in 1966

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“Minimal brain dysfunction.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

Medical Definition

minimal brain dysfunction

: attention deficit disorder
abbreviation MBD

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