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encephalopathy

[en-sef-uh-lop-uh-thee] /ɛnˌsɛf əˈlɒp ə θi/
noun, Psychiatry.
1.
any brain disease.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; encephalo- + -pathy
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Examples for encephalopathy
  • Transmissible spongiform encephalopathy diseases are caused by prions.
  • The disorder presents in the early neonatal period with progressive encephalopathy.
  • Rendering practices and inactivation of transmissible spongiform encephalopathy agents.
  • The fulminant syndrome presents early with encephalopathy and ascites.
British Dictionary definitions for encephalopathy

encephalopathy

/ɛnˌsɛfəˈlɒpəθɪ/
noun
1.
any degenerative disease of the brain, often associated with toxic conditions See also BSE
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encephalopathy in Medicine

encephalopathy en·ceph·a·lop·a·thy (ěn-sěf'ə-lŏp'ə-thē)
n.
Any of various diseases of the brain. Also called cephalopathy, cerebropathy.


en·ceph'a·lo·path'ic (-lə-pāth'ĭk) adj.
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encephalopathy in Science
encephalopathy
  (ěn-sěf'ə-lŏp'ə-thē)   
Degeneration of brain function, caused by any of various acquired disorders, including metabolic disease, organ failure, inflammation, and chronic infection.
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