dementia(redirected from paralytic dementia)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia.
Loss of cognitive abilities, including memory, concentration, communication, planning, and abstract thinking, resulting from brain injury or from a disease such as Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease. It is sometimes accompanied by emotional disturbance and personality changes.
[Latin dēmentia, madness, from dēmēns, dēment-, senseless; see dement.]
(Pathology) a state of serious emotional and mental deterioration, of organic or functional origin
[C19: from Latin: madness; see dement]
de•men•tia(dɪˈmɛn ʃə, -ʃi ə)
severely impaired memory and reasoning ability, usu. with disturbed behavior, associated with damaged brain tissue.
madness or insanity. Cf. amentia.See also: Insanity
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||dementia - mental deterioration of organic or functional origin|
insanity - relatively permanent disorder of the mind
alcohol amnestic disorder, alcoholic dementia, Korsakoff's psychosis, Korsakoff's syndrome, Korsakov's psychosis, Korsakov's syndrome, polyneuritic psychosis - dementia observed during the last stages of severe chronic alcoholism; involves loss of memory for recent events although long term memory is intact
presenile dementia - dementia with onset before the age of 65
dementia[dɪˈmɛnʃɪə] n (Med) → demenza
n. demencia, locura; declinación de las funciones mentales;
___ paralytica → ___ paralítica;
___ praecox → ___ precoz, esquizofrenia;
organic ___ → ___ orgánica;
senile ___ → ___ senil.