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At the time of the trial back in 2000, the doctor had never even diagnosed mental retardation in a patient before.
It is consistent with an approach that has gotten more and more aggressive in violating the rule that states cannot execute people with mental retardation through a process of defining that category down," said Wilson's attorney, Lee Kovarsky, an assistant professor of law at the University of Maryland.
There is growing consensus among mental health professionals that children, adolescents and adults with mental retardation and other forms of mental illness are more vulnerable to sexual abuse and exploitation than the general population.
They identified these proteins using an artificial system of increasing fragile X mental retardation protein in the eyes of fruit flies.
There are 701 people with mental retardation or disabilities such as brain injuries incurred between age 18 and 22 or cerebral palsy covered by the Rolland case, according to Larry Tummino, deputy commissioner of the Department of Mental Retardation.
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.
Family member: have a family member with mental retardation (1 = yes, 0 = no).
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.
While it is widely perceived that mental retardation (MR) is a condition that exists, it was also recognized that the term is prone to abuse, misinterpretation, and has devolved into an insult, especially for people with disabilities and family members.
Dick Kravitz, R-Orange Park, the measure's sponsor, adding that it is not efficient to hold hearings on retardation in capital cases until a defendant is convicted.
Every 17 parts per billion increase in daily ozone levels during a woman's third trimester increases the risk of intrauterine growth retardation by 20 percent.
There were significant differences between students with learning disabilities or mental retardation and non-disabled peers.