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137(1), adopted in 2001 prior to the Atkins decision, but after Hall' s mitigation resentencing hearing, defines mental retardation as "significantly subaverage general intellectual functioning existing concurrently with deficits in adaptive behavior and manifested during the period from conception to age 18.
5 Only ~4% of the estimated 25,000 human genes reside on the X chromosome and about half of them are expressed in the brain, thus, total number of gene defects causing autosomal recessive mental retardation (ARMR) could run into thousands.
The same 2004 ruling Texas used against Wilson has been the foundation of at least 10 mental retardation claims being rejected in other death penalty cases.
I was on a Texas Department of Corrections (DOC) accreditation visit for the National Commission on Correctional Health Care, when I learned that about 20% of its inmates have issues with mental retardation and, in fact, Texas's DOC has special prisons just for that type of inmate.
Assessing people with mental retardation to determine whether they will be competent to act as witnesses is challenging, as people with mental retardation rarely appear as witnesses in court.
For testing the requirement of various candidate proteins for function of the fragile X mental retardation protein, the researchers genetically modified the flies to prevent them from making each candidate protein.
There are 881 people in Department of Mental Retardation institutions.
The Virginia Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation, and Substance Abuse Services is considering both "mental retardation" and "behavioral healthcare" as it prepares to change its name on the orders of the state assembly.
We use the term mental retardation when referring to questionnaire items and students' responses to items, as well as in the results.
An 11-year-old girl with Sturge-Weber syndrome and associated seizures, mental retardation, behavioral disorder, and hemiparesis was referred to our otolaryngology department for evaluation of conductive hearing loss and recurrent otitis media.

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