attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder

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A common childhood-onset behavioural disorder in which there is persistent inattention and/or hyperactive-impulsive behaviour. Boys are more likely to be affected than girls. At least six loci are associated with susceptibility.

Subjects: Medicine and Health.

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