asperger's syndrome

Asperger syndrome

[as-per-ger]
noun Psychiatry.
a developmental disorder characterized by severely impaired social skills, repetitive behaviors, and often, a narrow set of interests, but not involving delayed development of linguistic and cognitive abilities: now considered one of the autism spectrum disorders.
Also, Asperger's syndrome [as-per-gerz] .
Also called Asperger's, Asperger's disorder.


Origin:
named after Hans Asperger, 1906–80, Austrian pediatrician, who described it in 1944

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Asperger's syndrome (ˈæspɜːɡəz)
 
n
a form of autism in which the person affected has limited but obsessive interests, and has difficulty relating to other people
 
[C20: after Hans Asperger (20th century), Austrian physician who first described it]

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Asperger's Syndrome
1981, in ref. to Austrian pediatrician Hans Asperger (1906-1980), who described it in 1944. A standard diagnosis since 1992.
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Asperger's syndrome As·per·ger's syndrome (ās'pər-gərz)
n.
A psychiatric disorder, usually of childhood, characterized by impairments in social interactions and repetitive behavior patterns.

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Asperger's syndrome   (ās'pər-gərz)  Pronunciation Key 
A developmental disorder characterized by impairment in social interactions and repetitive behavior patterns. It is named after its identifier, Austrian psychiatrist Hans asperger (1906-1980).
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