amentia


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amentia

[‚ā′mensh·ə]
(medicine)
Congenital subnormal intellectual development.
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By 1814 Thelwall was publishing observations on cases of amentia and even proposing to treat certain cases, stressing, though, that it was not his intention to turn his school "into an hospital for idiots and lunatics" (Results of Experience 35).
He revealed that the aim of the Municipality was also to create a stimulus for people to visit these facilities developed by the Municipality to the best standards in terms of healthy environment and modern amentias as well as a safe environment for all family and community members at large.
3 million in the making, will feature a 45,000 square-foot expansion allowing the school to provide increased educational opportunities and programs on the West Side through doubling their enrollment to include 300 students in grades K-8th as well as including amentias such as a technology center, library, multi-purpose area to serve as a gym, a 350-seat cafetorium, playground and rooftop garden.