from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A disorder usually caused by brain damage occurring at or before birth and marked by muscular impairment. Often accompanied by poor coordination, it sometimes involves speech and learning difficulties.
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- n. A group of non-progressive, non-contagious conditions, caused by brain damage before birth or during infancy, characterized by impairment of muscular coordination.
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- n. a loss or deficiency of motor control with involuntary spasms caused by permanent brain damage present at birth
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Rates of kidney disorders, night terrors, and cerebral palsy declined as the total amount of thimerosal went up, rates for developmental disorders in premature babies stayed the same, and rates for speech delays, autism spectrum disorders, and attention deficit disorders went up.
They would pay him $35 to go to the local mall and perform his “Dahmer shtick,” which amounted to him pretending to have cerebral palsy it seems his mother’s interior decorator suffered from the condition, prompting Dahmer to mimic the spastic, seizurelike movements.