impairment

impairment (im-par´ment)

A physical or mental defect at the level of a body system or organ. The official WHO definition is: any loss or abnormality of psychological, physiological or anatomical structure or function.
mental i. a disorder characterized by the display of an intellectual defect, as manifested by diminished cognitive, interpersonal, social, and vocational effectiveness and quantitatively evaluated by psychological examination and assessment.

 

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