10 Tips for Parenting a Child with ADHD Glossary of Terms

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ADHD: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: A disorder in which a person is unable to contro...

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Brain: The portion of the central nervous system that is located within the skull. It func...

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Essential: In medicine, of unknown cause, as in essential hypertension (high blood pressur...

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Feedback: Many biologic processes are controlled by feedback, just as the temperature in a...

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Genetic: Having to do with genes and genetic
information.

Hyperactivity: A higher than normal level of activity. An organ can be described as hyper...

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Impulsivity: Inclined to act on impulse rather than thought. People who are overly impulsi...

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Motor: Something that produces or refers to motion. For example, a motor neuron is a nerve...

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Nutrition: 1) The science or practice of taking in and utilizing foods. 2) A nourishing ...

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