Definition of Encephalopathy

1. Noun. Any disorder or disease of the brain.




Definition of Encephalopathy

1. n. Any disease or symptoms of disease referable to disorders of the brain; as, lead encephalopathy, the cerebral symptoms attending chronic lead poisoning.

Definition of Encephalopathy

1. Noun. (context: pathology neurology) Any various condition affecting the brain. ¹

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Definition of Encephalopathy

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Medical Definition of Encephalopathy

1. Any degenerative disease of the brain. Origin: Gr. Pathos = disease This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Encephalopathy

encephalomyeloneuropathy
encephalomyelonic axis
encephalomyelopathy
encephalomyeloradiculitis
encephalomyeloradiculopathy
encephalomyocarditis
encephalomyocarditis virus
encephalomyopathies
encephalomyopathy
encephalon
encephalonarcosis
encephalopathia
encephalopathia addisonia
encephalopathic
encephalopathies
encephalopathy (current term)
encephalophagy
encephalopsy
encephalopyosis
encephalorrhachidian
encephalorrhagia
encephalos
encephaloschisis
encephalosclerosis
encephaloscope
encephaloscopy
encephalosis
encephalospinal
encephalothlipsis
encephalotome

Literary usage of Encephalopathy

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1. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1900)
"... the atrophied cerebral cortex, may have aided in the production of the transitory pure word-deafness. SPILLER. ON LEAD encephalopathy AND THE USE OF ..."

2. Transactions of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland by Academy of Medicine in Ireland (1898)
"A CASE OF SYPHILITIC encephalopathy. BY Vf. R. DAWSON, MD; Assistant Medical Superintendent, Farnham House Private Asylum, Ac. [Read in the Section of ..."

3. Addressing Foodborne Threats to Health: Policies, Practices, and by Board on Global Health, Forum on Microbial Threats, Institute of Medicine (U.S. (2006)
"... of Bovine Spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) OVERVIEW The rapid reporting of foodborne threats is essential to reducing the burden of foodborne illness, ..."

4. The Dublin Journal of Medical Science (1893)
"I.—Saturnine encephalopathy* By JOSEPH O'CARROLL, MD, FRCPI: Physician, Richmond, Whitworth, and Hardwicke Hospitals, Dublin. THE fact that lead is capable ..."

5. Lead Diseases: With Notes and Additions on the Use of Lead Pipe and Its by Louis Tanquerel des Planches, Samuel Luther Dana (1848)
"Some patients, after being cured of encephalopathy, continue to suffer with colic. Lead paralysis, once in fourteen times, immediately preceded the attack ..."

6. Acute Perinatal Asphyxia in Term Infants: Report of the Workshopedited by Linda L. Wright, Gerald B. Merenstein, Deborah Hirtz edited by Linda L. Wright, Gerald B. Merenstein, Deborah Hirtz (1997)
"Low Apgar scores and low pH account for only a small minority of encephalopathy in term babies.1Q There are obviously causes of neonatal encephalopathy ..."

7. Potential Transmission of Spongiform Encephalopathies to Humans: The Food edited by Christopher Shays (1998)
"Bovine spongiform encephalopathy was first diagnosed in 1986 as part of an ongoing outbreak in cattle in the United Kingdom. Although there is no general ..."

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