Definition of Senile psychosis

1. Noun. Dementia of the aged; results from degeneration of the brain in the absence of cerebrovascular disease.

Exact synonyms: Senile Dementia
Generic synonyms: Dementedness, Dementia

Medical Definition of Senile psychosis

1. Mental disturbance occurring in old age and related to degenerative cerebral processes. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Senile Psychosis

senile gangrene
senile haemangioma
senile halo
senile hip disease
senile involution
senile keratoderma
senile keratoma
senile keratosis
senile lenticular myopia
senile lentigo
senile memory
senile osteomalacia
senile plaque
senile plaques
senile psychosis (current term)
senile retinoschisis
senile sebaceous hyperplasia
senile tremor
senile wart
senior captain
senior captains

Literary usage of Senile psychosis

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Social Aspects of the Treatment of the Insane by Jacob Alter Goldberg (1921)
"Furthermore, up to the last decade of the nineteenth century many cases of senile psychosis* were housed in county institutions, whereas at present all such ..."

2. Report by Pennsylvania State hospital, Harrisburg (1915)
"... exhaustion following struggle in removal senile psychosis, exhaustion of 3 of mass of soft food from pharynx 1 senile psychosis, exhaustion following ..."

3. Report by Pennsylvania State hospital, Harrisburg (1916)
"WWR—senile psychosis. Male, white, married, American, occupation bricklayer and stonemason, aged 68 years. Admitted July 2, 1915; died November 3, 1915, ..."

4. Outlines of Psychiatry by William Alanson White (1915)
"... that has been up to that time following a normal course, or it may occur as an episode in any case of senile psychosis. As in the condition of acute ..."

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