softening brain

softening of the brain

noun Pathology.
1.
a softening of the cerebrum, caused by impairment of the blood supply; encephalomalacia.
2.
Informal. dementia associated with general paresis.

Origin:
1825–35

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softening of the brain
 
n
an abnormal softening of the tissues of the cerebrum characterized by various degrees of mental impairment

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