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autism

autism is a topic covered in the Taber's Medical Dictionary.

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[auto- + -ism]

1. In classic psychiatry, mental introversion in which the attention or interest is thought to be focused on the ego. Objective validation of this concept is lacking.
2. Withdrawal from communication with others, often accompanied by repetitive or primitive behaviors.
autistic (o-tis′tik), n.
autistic, adj.

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TY - ELEC T1 - autism ID - 740247 ED - Venes,Donald, BT - Taber's Medical Dictionary UR - https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/740247/all/autism PB - F.A. Davis Company ET - 23 DB - Taber's Online DP - Unbound Medicine ER -