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Alzheimers Full Definition

Alzheimers Full Definition

Alzheimers Full Definition
Definition of
Alzheimers
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Alzheimer’s
: is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills.
: a degenerative disease of the BRAIN characterized by the insidious onset of DEMENTIA. Impairment of MEMORY, judgment, attention span, and problem solving skills are followed by severe APRAXIAS and a global loss of cognitive abilities. The condition primarily occurs after age 60, and is marked pathologically by severe cortical atrophy and the triad of SENILE PLAQUES; NEUROFIBRILLARY TANGLES; and NEUROPIL THREADS. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp1049-57)

Synonyms
Acute Confusional Senile Dementia | Alzheimer Dementia (AD) | Alzheimer Disease, Early Onset | Alzheimer Disease, Late Onset | Alzheimer Sclerosis | Alzheimer Syndrome | Alzheimer Type Dementia | Alzheimer Type Dementia (ATD) | Alzheimer Type Senile Dementia | Alzheimer’s Disease | Alzheimer’s Disease, Focal Onset | Alzheimer-Type Dementia (ATD) | Dementia, Alzheimer (AD) | Dementia, Alzheimer Type | Dementia, Alzheimer-Type (ATD) | Dementia, Presenile | Dementia, Primary Senile Degenerative | Dementia, Senile | Disease, Alzheimer | Disease, Alzheimer’s | Early Onset Alzheimer Disease | Familial Alzheimer Disease (FAD) | Focal Onset Alzheimer’s Disease | Late Onset Alzheimer Disease | Presenile Alzheimer Dementia | Presenile Dementia | Primary Senile Degenerative Dementia | Sclerosis, Alzheimer | Senile Dementia | Senile Dementia, Acute Confusional | Senile Dementia, Alzheimer Type | Syndrome, Alzheimer

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