Definition of mentation in English:


Syllabification: men·ta·tion
Pronunciation: /menˈtāSHən


  • Mental activity.
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    • So, the REM mentation of infants, which we are arguing constitutes a type of dreaming, probably consists of recreations with important sensory information that is taken in while awake.
    • In fact, the presence of slow eye movements is considered to be an extremely accurate indicator of hypnagogic mentation.
    • Because psychopathology and diminished mentation can influence food intake, both mental status and cognitive ability should be assessed, particularly in older adult patients.


mid 19th century: from Latin mens, ment- 'mind' + -ation.

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