How to use Disintegrative in a sentence
The wave of change (nervous impulse) induced in a neuron by advent of a stimulus is after all only a sudden augmentation of an activity continuous within the neuron - a transient accentuation of one (the disintegrative) phase of the metabolism inherent in and inseparable from its life.
The long-continued incitement to catabolism of the waking day thus of itself predisposes the nerve cells towards rebound into the opposite phase; the increased catabolism due to the day's stimuli induces increase of anabolism, and though recuperation goes on to a large extent during the day itself, the recuperative process is slower than, and lags behind, the disintegrative.
The non-sensitiveness of a cell to a toxic body when brought into immediate relationship cannot, however, be explained further than by saying that the disintegrative changes which underlie symptoms of poisoning are not brought about.
Childhood disintegrative disorder is extremely rare, relative to the other pervasive developmental disorders.
For example, for childhood disintegrative disorder to be diagnosed, symptoms must be preceded by at least two years of normal development and onset of decline and regression must occur prior to age 10 years.Advertisement
Another autism spectrum disorder that will not carry a separate diagnosis in the DSM-V, Childhood Disintegrative Disorder (CDD) is characterized by a loss of communication and social skills between the ages of two and four years.
Disorders falling under the title of autism spectrum disorder include classic autism, Retts syndrome, Asperger syndrome, childhood disintegrative disorder, and PDD-NOS, which means pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified.
Childhood disintegrative disorder, also known as Heller's syndrome, has core symptoms in common with classic autism, but differs in one key area, its onset.
Childhood disintegrative disorder is quite rare, and is often confused with late onset, or regressive autism.
The autism spectrum encompasses several related disorders, most notably autism, Asperger syndrome, childhood disintegrative disorder, and pervasive developmental disorder not-otherwise-specified (PDD-NOS).Advertisement
Other disorders that lie under the autism spectrum include Asperger syndrome, Rett syndrome, childhood disintegrative disorder and PDD-NOS.