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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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This disease, called hepatic encephalopathy, may manifest itself in a wide spectrum of symptoms, even including a coma.
Hepatic encephalopathy in chronic liver disease: 2014 Practice Guideline by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the European Association for the Study of the Liver.
Type II shunts require early closure to prevent hepatic encephalopathy. (11) Shunt closure, through either surgery or percutaneous catheterization, results in restoration of intrahepatic portal blood flow in most patients.
Study population was categorised into 3 groups according to the severity of hepatic encephalopathy. In each group, number of patients having T3 level lower than normal range (0.80-1.81 ng/mL) were found out.
However, in horses (Equus caballus), other lesions characterized by hepatic encephalopathy, a severe neurological disorder in the absence of normal hepatic function, have also been observed in spontaneous episodes of intoxication with S.
Additionally, Kannalife has developed its own patented molecules led by KLS-13019 and was awarded US Patent #9,611,213 "Functionalized 1,3-benzene diols and their method of use for the treatment of hepatic encephalopathy." KLS-13019 is 50-fold more potent as a neuroprotectant and >400-fold safer than cannabidiol (CBD).
The patient has had no hepatic encephalopathy or recurrent gastroesophageal bleeding.
Conclusion: Patients suffering from advanced cirrhosis appeared to have lower serum zinc levels.In patients suffering from viral cirrhosis having hepatic encephalopathy, zinc supplementation might improve clinical outcome.
Hepatic encephalopathy can manifest as a wide spectrum of neurological or psychiatric abnormalities ranging from subclinical alterations to coma (1).
The serum levels of ALT, AST, TBA, the incidence of ascites (1(2.4%) in group A and 6(20.7%) in group B) and the incidence of hepatic encephalopathy (HE) (none in group A and 4(13.8%) in group B) were significantly increased in patients with group B when compared to the ones in group A (p=0.046, p=0.009, p<0.0001, p=0.018 and p=0.026).
Del Piccolo et al., "Spectral versus visual EEG analysis in mild hepatic encephalopathy," Clinical Neurophysiology, vol.
explored the association between the pathological damage of mitochondrial ultrastructure according to the Flameng classification system and risk of hepatic encephalopathy in patients treated with transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt.