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Definition: 'Tangentiality'

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tangentiality

Type: Term

Pronunciation: tan-jen′shē-al′i-tē

Definitions:
1. A disturbance in the associative thought process in which one tends to digress readily from one topic under discussion to other topics that arise in the course of associations; observed in bipolar disorder and schizophrenia and certain types of organic brain disorders.



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