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Descriptor in English: Executive Function
Descriptor in Spanish: Función Ejecutiva
Descriptor in Portuguese: Função Executiva
Descriptor in French: Fonction exécutive
Entry term(s): Executive Control
Executive Controls
Executive Functions
Function, Executive
Functions, Executive
Tree number(s): F02.463.217
Scope note: A set of cognitive functions that controls complex, goal-directed thought and behavior. Executive function involves multiple domains, such as CONCEPT FORMATION, goal management, cognitive flexibility, INHIBITION control, and WORKING MEMORY. Impaired executive function is seen in a range of disorders, e.g., SCHIZOPHRENIA; and ADHD.
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
DE drug effects
ES ethics
PH physiology
RE radiation effects
History Note: 2010
See also the descriptors: Attention MeSH
Memory MeSH
Problem Solving MeSH
DeCS UI: 53744
Descriptor UI: D056344
Date Established: 2010/01/01
Date of Entry: 2009/07/06
Executive Function - Preferred
Concept UI M0526990
Scope note A set of cognitive functions that controls complex, goal-directed thought and behavior. Executive function involves multiple domains, such as CONCEPT FORMATION, goal management, cognitive flexibility, INHIBITION control, and WORKING MEMORY. Impaired executive function is seen in a range of disorders, e.g., SCHIZOPHRENIA; and ADHD.
Preferred term Executive Function
Entry term(s) Executive Control
Executive Controls
Executive Functions
Function, Executive
Functions, Executive



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