encephalopathy(redirected from hypernatremic encephalopathy)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.
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.
(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.
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||encephalopathy - any disorder or disease of the brain|
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
n. encefalopatía, cualquier enfermedad cerebral.