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Alz·hei·mer's disease

 (älts′hī-mərz, ălts′-, ôlts′-, ôlz′-)
n.
A degenerative disease of the brain, occurring chiefly in elderly people and characterized by disorientation, memory failure, speech disturbances, and the progressive loss of mental capacity. It is associated with the formation of beta-amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles in the cerebral cortex and loss of neurons.

[After Alois Alzheimer (1864-1915), German neurologist.]
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Alzheimer's disease

(ˈæltsˌhaɪməz)
n
(Pathology) a disorder of the brain resulting in a progressive decline in intellectual and physical abilities and eventual dementia. Often shortened to: Alzheimer's
[C20: named after A. Alzheimer (1864–1915), German physician who first identified it]
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Alz′hei•mer's disease`

(ˈɑlts haɪ mərz, ˈælts-, ˈɔlts-)
n.
a common form of dementia of unknown cause, usu. beginning in late middle age, characterized by progressive memory loss and mental deterioration associated with brain damage.
[after Alois Alzheimer (1864–1915), German neurologist, who described it in 1907]
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Alz·heim·er's disease

(äls′hī-mərz)
A disease that causes degeneration of parts of the brain. Symptoms include the gradual loss of memory and other mental abilities. Alzheimer's disease most commonly affects the elderly.
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Alzheimer's disease

The progressive degeneration of the brain resulting in dementia (mental deterioration).
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Alzheimer's disease - a progressive form of presenile dementia that is similar to senile dementia except that it usually starts in the 40s or 50sAlzheimer's disease - a progressive form of presenile dementia that is similar to senile dementia except that it usually starts in the 40s or 50s; first symptoms are impaired memory which is followed by impaired thought and speech and finally complete helplessness
presenile dementia - dementia with onset before the age of 65
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Translations

Alzheimer's disease

مَرَض الزيـمر Alzheimerova choroba Alzheimers Alzheimerkrankheit Νόσος Αλτσχάιμερ enfermedad de Alzheimer Alzheimerin tauti maladie d’Alzheimer Alzheimerova bolest morbo di Alzheimer アルツハイマー病 알츠하이머병 ziekte van Alzheimer Alzheimers sykdom choroba Alzheimera doença de Alzheimer болезнь Альцгеймера Alzheimers sjukdom โรคลืม อัลไซเมอร์ Alzheimer hastalığı bệnh Alzheimer 阿尔茨海默病
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Alzheimer's disease

n. enfermedad de Alzheimer, deteriorización cerebral progresiva con características de demencia senil.
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