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amentia

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(ā″men′ch(ē-)ă) [L. amentia, madness, insanity] 1. Congenital mental deficiency; mental retardation. 2. Mental disorder characterized by confusion, disorientation, and occasionally stupor. SEE: dementia.

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nevoid a. Sturge-Weber syndrome.

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phenylpyruvic a. Mental retardation due to phenylketonuria.

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American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

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A national professional advocacy group that represents the interests of nurse practitioners in the U.S. website: www.aanp.org

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American Academy of Nursing

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An organization formed by the American Nurses' Association. Membership in this honorary association indicates that the person selected has contributed significantly to nursing. A member is titled Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, abbreviated FAAN.

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American Academy of Sleep Medicine

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A professional society for specialists in sleep medicine.

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American Association of Blood Banks

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ABBR: AABB. The professional organization, more commonly referred to as the AABB, whose mission is to promulgate standard practices in immunohematology.

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American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

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A professional association made up of a network of nurses, exercise physiologists, nutritionists, physical therapists, respiratory therapists, and physicians who aim to improve the health and survival of patients with cardiovascular and lung diseases.

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American Association of Diabetes Educators

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ABBR: AADE. A multidisciplinary association dedicated to empowering health care professionals with the knowledge and skills to provide diabetes education, management, and support.

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American Association for Clinical Chemistry

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ABBR: AACC. A U.S.-based international association of clinical laboratory scientists including clinical chemists, microbiologists, pathologists, hematologists, and medical technologists.

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American Association for Respiratory Care

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ABBR: AARC. The professional association for respiratory care practitioners in the U.S.

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American Association of Retired Persons

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ABBR: AARP. The largest voluntary association of older adults (retired or not) in the U.S., with a membership of more than 30 million. The association lobbies on behalf of its members, sponsors research on aging, operates a mail-order pharmaceutical service and insurance plan, and publishes magazines and other literature for older adults.

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American Board of Internal Medicine

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ABBR: ABIM. The professional oversight group in the U.S. that sets the standards for the training and professional certification of internists and subspecialists in internal medicine.

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American Botanical Council

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ABBR: ABC. A nonprofit organization that disseminates information about herbal medicines to the media, the public, and the scientific and professional communities. ABC publishes HerbalGram, a quarterly journal, and other reference material.

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American College of Rheumatology

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ABBR: ACR. An organization of health care professionals and scientists whose primary goals are to study and treat arthritis and other diseases of bones and joints. The ...

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