Examples of retardation in a Sentence
The child suffered severe mental retardation.
The chemical induced a retardation of cell growth.
Recent Examples of retardation from the Web
The policy of retardation of submarine technology ended right after the beginning of the Anglo-German naval race (marked by the German Naval Laws of 1898 and 1900).
The front wheels threaten to lock up under what feels like normal levels of retardation at low speeds.
At the end Austen had psychomotor retardation and could barely move.
The autism spectrum refers to a broad range of symptoms, from the relatively mild social awkwardness of Asperger's syndrome to profound mental retardation, debilitating repetitive behaviors and an inability to communicate.
J.D.S. suffered from cerebral palsy, epilepsy and mental retardation.
The survey found that the majority of respondents would elect to screen for diseases like mental retardation, blindness, cancer and heart disease, and a hefty minority (20%) would screen for a disease that would result in death by the age of 50.
All the conditions that have so far been described by Dr. Patau and his associates involve serious defects in development, and most of them involve mental retardation.
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