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dialysis encephalopathy syndrome

dialysis encephalopathy syndrome in Medicine

dialysis encephalopathy syndrome n.
A degenerative brain disease that occurs in some individuals on chronic hemodialysis and is marked by the loss of intellectual abilities, involuntary muscular jerks, and personality changes. Also called dialysis dementia.

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