auto-, aut-

(Greek: self, same, spontaneous; directed from within)

Showing evidence of autism, e.g., a disturbance in psychological development in which use of language, reaction to stimuli, interpretation of the world, and the formation of relationships are not fully established and follow unusual patterns.
autistic disorder (s) (noun), autistic disorders (pl)
A severe pervasive developmental disorder which usually takes place before three years of age and a biological basis related to neurologic or neurophysiologic factors: An autistic disorder is characterized by qualitative impairment in reciprocal social interactions; such as, a lack of awareness of the existence of feelings of others, failure to seek comfort at times of distress, and of verbal and nonverbal communication.

Other characteristics of autistic disorders sometimes include cognitive impairment, "hyperactivitiy" or "hyporeactivity" to certain stimuli, stereotypic behaviors, neurological abnormalities; such as, seizures or altered muscle tone, sleeping or eating pattern abnormalities, and severe behavioral problems.

autistic savant
1. An individual with autism who has an extraordinary talent or skill not produced by most people.
2. Someone who expresses extraordinary mental abilities, often in the fields of numerical calculation, but also in art or music.

A explanation of autistic symptoms Information about Autistic Savants and their special skills.

autistic thinking
Self-absorption; preoccupation with inner thoughts, drives, and idiosyncratic logic; egocentric, subjective thinking lacking objectivity and preferring a narcissistic, inner, private reality to that which is externally validated.
autoabstract, auto-abstract, automatic abstracting
1. To select key words from a document, commonly by an automatic or machine method, for the purpose of forming an abstract of the document.
2. A proces of automatically selecting key words and phrases which represent the basic content of a document; often using statistical or counting techniques.
3. The material abstracted from a document by machine methods.
Activation of an endocrine gland by its own secretory product or products.
1. The ability of an advanced robot to sense the environment, accept commands, and analyze and execute operations.
2. The ability of a machine to adapt to its environment by accepting commands, analyzing the input of sensors, and using the data to carry out preplanned operations.
1. Nonspecific agglutination or clumping together of cells; such as, bacteria, erythrocytes, due to physical-chemical factors.
2. The agglutination or spontaneous clumping together of an individual's red blood cells in his own serum, as a consequence of a specific autoantibody.
1. A substance present in an individual's blood which agglutinates (clumps) that person's red blood cells.
2. An antibody which is a normal constituent of an individual's blood serum and that causes the clumping together of the person's red blood cells.
autoalarm, automatic alarm receiver
1. A complete receiving, selecting, and warning device capable of being actuated automatically by intercepted radio-frequency waves forming the international automatic alarm signal.
2. A component of an international network of alarm receivers actuated by a radio-frequency signal to indicate an international emergency.
autoallergy, autoallergic, autoallergization
Autoimmune; the immune response of an organism against any of its own tissues, cells, or cell components.
autoallogamy, autallogamy
The condition of a species in which some individuals are adapted to cross fertilization and others to self-fertilization.
1. Self-analysis as in psychoanalysis of oneself.
2. An examination of one's own psychic components.
3. In chemistry, analysis with an autoanalyzer which is any of various automatic devices that test and analyze chemicals, blood, etc.
An instrument that uses continuous-flow technology to perform automated chemical testing.
A clinical history as provided by the patient, especially a psychiatric history.

Inter-related cross references, directly or indirectly, involving word units dealing with "equal, identical, same, similar": emul-; equ-, equi-; homeo-; homo-; iso-; pari-; peer; rhomb-; syn-; tauto-.