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attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

noun [U] uk   us   (abbreviation ADHD) UK
a condition in which someone, especially a child, is often in a state of activity or excitement and unable to direct their attention towards what they are doing Note: This condition is usually called 'attention deficit disorder' in the US.
Translations of “attention deficit hyperactivity disorder”
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指兒童的)注意力缺乏,過度活躍症,過動症…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指儿童的)注意力缺乏多动障碍…
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