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Alzheimer Disease

A degenerative disease of the BRAIN characterized by the insidious onset of DEMENTIA. Impairment of MEMORY, judgment, attention span, and problem solving skills are followed by severe APRAXIAS and a global loss of cognitive abilities. The condition primarily occurs after age 60, and is marked pathologically by severe cortical atrophy and the triad of SENILE PLAQUES; NEUROFIBRILLARY TANGLES; and NEUROPIL THREADS. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp1049-57)

Year introduced: 1998(1963)

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Tree Number(s): C10.228.140.380.100, C10.574.945.249, F03.615.400.100

MeSH Unique ID: D000544

Entry Terms:

  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Dementia, Senile
  • Senile Dementia
  • Dementia, Alzheimer Type
  • Alzheimer Type Dementia
  • Alzheimer-Type Dementia (ATD)
  • Alzheimer Type Dementia (ATD)
  • Dementia, Alzheimer-Type (ATD)
  • Alzheimer Type Senile Dementia
  • Primary Senile Degenerative Dementia
  • Dementia, Primary Senile Degenerative
  • Alzheimer Sclerosis
  • Sclerosis, Alzheimer
  • Alzheimer Syndrome
  • Alzheimer Dementia
  • Alzheimer Dementias
  • Dementia, Alzheimer
  • Dementias, Alzheimer
  • Senile Dementia, Alzheimer Type
  • Acute Confusional Senile Dementia
  • Senile Dementia, Acute Confusional
  • Dementia, Presenile
  • Presenile Dementia
  • Alzheimer Disease, Late Onset
  • Late Onset Alzheimer Disease
  • Alzheimer's Disease, Focal Onset
  • Focal Onset Alzheimer's Disease
  • Familial Alzheimer Disease (FAD)
  • Alzheimer Disease, Familial (FAD)
  • Alzheimer Diseases, Familial (FAD)
  • Familial Alzheimer Diseases (FAD)
  • Alzheimer Disease, Early Onset
  • Early Onset Alzheimer Disease
  • Presenile Alzheimer Dementia

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