What is retardation?

  • (noun): The extent to which something is delayed or held back.
    See also — Additional definitions below


Retardation is the act or result of delaying; the extent to which anything is retarded or delayed; that which retards or delays. In particular, it can mean:

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Mental Disorders Diagnosed In Childhood - Mental Retardation - Symptoms
... As an infant, the individual with mental retardation might sit up, crawl, or walk later than what is developmentally appropriate ... The infant with mental retardation will probably have trouble learning to potty train, feeding himself or herself, remembering things, with problem-solving, and may have recurrent explosive ... Some symptoms that a child with mental retardation might show are continued infant-like behavior, a lack of curiosity, the inability to meet educational demands, learning ability that is below average, and the ...
... FMR1 (fragile X mental retardation 1) is a human gene that codes for a protein called fragile X mental retardation protein, or FMRP ... Mutations of this gene can lead to fragile X syndrome, mental retardation, premature ovarian failure, autism, Parkinson's disease, developmental delays and other cognitive ...
Activity-dependent Plasticity - Relationship To Behavior - Mental Retardation
... correlate with various degrees of mental retardation ... The two types of mental retardation related to plasticity depend on dysfunctional neuronal development or alterations in molecular mechanisms involved in synaptic organization ...

More definitions of "retardation":

  • (noun): The act of slowing down or falling behind.
    Synonyms: slowdown, lag