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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.
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encephalopathy

(ɛnˌsɛfəˈlɒpəθɪ)
n
(Pathology) any degenerative disease of the brain, often associated with toxic conditions. See also BSE
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en•ceph•a•lop•a•thy

(ɛnˌsɛf əˈlɒp ə θi)

n., pl. -thies.
any disease of the brain.
[1865–70]
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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
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Translations

en·ceph·a·lop·a·thy

, encephalopathia
n. encefalopatía, cualquier enfermedad cerebral.
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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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Researchers from the Universities of Geneva (UNIGE) and Lausanne (UNIL), the Vaud University Hospital Centre (CHUV), the Centre for Biomedical Imaging (CIBM), the Federal Polytechnic School of Lausanne (EPFL) and the University Hospitals of Geneva (HUG), Switzerland, teamed up to perform a detailed analysis of hepatic encephalopathy, a type of brain damage caused by chronic liver disease.
Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is a clinical syndrome with acute neurological deficits seen in association with autoimmune disorders, sepsis, renal failure, organ transplantation & use of cytotoxic drugs.
Scientists update the summary of current research findings regarding the biology of proteinaceous infectious particles--known as prions--that are the agent responsible for transmissible spongiform encephalopathy. Among the topics are the function of prion protein and the family member shadoo, the effect of microglial inflammation in prion disease, clinical aspects of human prion diseases, bovine spongiform encephalopathy and scrapie, and chronic wasting disease: the current assessment of transmissibility.
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Neonatal encephalopathy (NE) is the term used to describe newborns [greater than or equal to] 35 weeks' gestation who have an abnormal level of consciousness or seizures, which may be accompanied by abnormal tone and reflexes.
Hashimoto encephalopathy (HE) is a steroid-responsive, acute or subacute encephalopathy, characterised by autoimmune thyroiditis associated with elevated levels of antithyroid antibodies (1).
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At discharge one week later, he was without encephalopathy.