encephalopathy
noun (plural -thies) Date: 1866 a disease of the brain; especially one involving alterations of brain structure • encephalopathic adjective

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  • encephalopathy — Any disorder of the brain. SYN: cerebropathia, cerebropathy, encephalopathia, encephalosis. [encephalo + G. pathos, suffering] bilirubin e. SYN: kernicterus. Binswanger e. SYN: Binswanger disease …   Medical dictionary

  • encephalopathy — n. any of various diseases that affect the functioning of the brain. See: hepatic encephalopathy, spongiform encephalopathy, Wernicke s encephalopathy …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • encephalopathy — /en sef euh lop euh thee/, n. Psychiatry. any brain disease. [1865 70; ENCEPHALO + PATHY] * * * …   Universalium

  • encephalopathy — noun Any various condition affecting the brain …   Wiktionary

  • encephalopathy — n. brain disease (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • encephalopathy — [ɛnˌsɛfə lɒpəθi, ˌkɛf ] noun (plural encephalopathies) Medicine a disease in which the functioning of the brain is affected, especially by viral infection or toxins in the blood …   English new terms dictionary

  • encephalopathy — en·ceph·a·lop·a·thy …   English syllables

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