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Dementia

An acquired organic mental disorder with loss of intellectual abilities of sufficient severity to interfere with social or occupational functioning. The dysfunction is multifaceted and involves memory, behavior, personality, judgment, attention, spatial relations, language, abstract thought, and other executive functions. The intellectual decline is usually progressive, and initially spares the level of consciousness.

Year introduced: 1981(1963)

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Tree Number(s): C10.228.140.380, F03.615.400

MeSH Unique ID: D003704

Entry Terms:

  • Dementias
  • Amentia
  • Amentias
  • Senile Paranoid Dementia
  • Dementias, Senile Paranoid
  • Paranoid Dementia, Senile
  • Paranoid Dementias, Senile
  • Senile Paranoid Dementias
  • Familial Dementia
  • Dementia, Familial
  • Dementias, Familial
  • Familial Dementias

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