"Mental Retardation" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure,
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Subnormal intellectual functioning which originates during the developmental period. This has multiple potential etiologies, including genetic defects and perinatal insults. Intelligence quotient (IQ) scores are commonly used to determine whether an individual has an intellectual disability. IQ scores between 70 and 79 are in the borderline range. Scores below 67 are in the disabiled range. (from Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1992, Ch55, p28)
- Intellectual Disability
- Disabilities, Intellectual
- Intellectual Disabilities
- Mental Retardation
- Retardation, Mental
- Disability, Intellectual
Mental Retardation, Psychosocial
- Mental Retardation, Psychosocial
- Mental Retardations, Psychosocial
- Psychosocial Mental Retardation
- Psychosocial Mental Retardations
- Retardation, Psychosocial Mental
- Retardations, Psychosocial Mental
- Deficiency, Mental
- Deficiencies, Mental
- Mental Deficiencies
- Mental Deficiency
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