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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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As in this report, children with acute lead encephalopathy often have a recent history of prodromal symptoms, including anorexia, apathy, decreased play activity, hyperirritability, aggressiveness, poor coordination, and sporadic vomiting.
At least four factors may account for the dramatic decline in the incidence of acute lead encephalopathy and childhood deaths from lead poisoning since the 1960s (3), including 1) increased screening of children at risk, 2) recognition of toxicity before the onset of life-threatening symptoms, 3) improvements in the treatment for lead poisoning, and 4) reduction of lead exposure from certain environmental sources.