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en·ceph·a·lop·a·thy

 (ĕn-sĕf′ə-lŏp′ə-thē)
n. pl. en·ceph·a·lop·a·thies
Any of various diseases of the brain.

en·ceph′a·lo·path′ic (-lə-păth′ĭk) adj.

encephalopathy

(ɛnˌsɛfəˈlɒpəθɪ)
n
(Pathology) any degenerative disease of the brain, often associated with toxic conditions. See also BSE

en•ceph•a•lop•a•thy

(ɛnˌsɛf əˈlɒp ə θi)

n., pl. -thies.
any disease of the brain.
[1865–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.encephalopathy - any disorder or disease of the brainencephalopathy - any disorder or disease of the brain
nervous disorder, neurological disease, neurological disorder - a disorder of the nervous system
epilepsy - a disorder of the central nervous system characterized by loss of consciousness and convulsions
apraxia - inability to make purposeful movements
paralysis agitans, Parkinsonism, Parkinson's, Parkinson's disease, Parkinson's syndrome, shaking palsy - a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system characterized by tremor and impaired muscular coordination
cerebral palsy, spastic paralysis - a loss or deficiency of motor control with involuntary spasms caused by permanent brain damage present at birth
agraphia, anorthography, logagraphia - a loss of the ability to write or to express thoughts in writing because of a brain lesion
acataphasia - a disorder in which a lesion to the central nervous system leaves you unable to formulate a statement or to express yourself in an organized manner
aphasia - inability to use or understand language (spoken or written) because of a brain lesion
agnosia - inability to recognize objects by use of the senses
CJD, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, Jakob-Creutzfeldt disease - rare (usually fatal) brain disease (usually in middle age) caused by an unidentified slow virus; characterized by progressive dementia and gradual loss of muscle control
Reye's syndrome - acquired encephalopathy following acute viral infections (especially influenza or chicken pox) in young children; characterized by fever, vomiting, disorientation, coma, and fatty infiltration of the liver
Wernicke's encephalopathy - inflammatory degenerative disease of the brain caused by thiamine deficiency that is usually associated with alcoholism
Translations

en·ceph·a·lop·a·thy

, encephalopathia
n. encefalopatía, cualquier enfermedad cerebral.

encephalopathy

n encefalopatía; bovine spongiform — encefalopatía espongiforme bovina, enfermedad f de las vacas locas (fam); chronic traumatic — encefalopatía traumática crónica; hepatic — encefalopatía hepática; Wernicke’s — encefalopatía de Wernicke
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