TITLE

sensory overload

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1973
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the term "sensory overload" is presented. It refers to a stressful situation where sensory stimuli are received at a rate and intensity beyond the tolerance level of the patient.
ACCESSION #
21245331

 

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