dementia praecox
noun Etymology: New Latin, literally, premature dementia Date: 1899 schizophrenia

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  • dementia praecox — /damensh(iy)a priykoks/ A term used to include a wide range of mental disorders which occur in early life. It is also called adolescent insanity and schizophrenia. Dementia praecox includes three types, namely, primary dementia, catatonia, and… …   Black's law dictionary

  • dementia praecox — /damensh(iy)a priykoks/ A term used to include a wide range of mental disorders which occur in early life. It is also called adolescent insanity and schizophrenia. Dementia praecox includes three types, namely, primary dementia, catatonia, and… …   Black's law dictionary

  • dementia praecox — dementia prae·cox prē .käks n SCHIZOPHRENIA * * * original name for schizophrenia, when it was characterized as a psychosis with adolescent onset and a chronic course ending in deterioration …   Medical dictionary

  • Dementia praecox — Demen|tia prae|cox [ prɛ:kɔks] die; <zu lat. praecox »frühzeitig (auftretend)«> Jugendirresein (Med.) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • dementia praecox — /pree koks/, Psychiatry. schizophrenia. [1895 1900; < NL: precocious dementia] * * * …   Universalium

  • dementia praecox — demen′tia prae′cox [[t]ˈpri kɒks[/t]] n. psi schizophrenia • Etymology: 1895–1900; < NL: precocious dementia …   From formal English to slang

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