encephalopathy

noun
en·​ceph·​a·​lop·​a·​thy | \ in-ˌse-fə-ˈlä-pə-thē How to pronounce encephalopathy (audio) \
plural encephalopathies

Definition of encephalopathy

: a disease of the brain especially : one involving alterations of brain structure

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Other Words from encephalopathy

encephalopathic \ in-​ˌse-​fə-​lə-​ˈpa-​thik How to pronounce encephalopathic (audio) \ adjective

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Hull noted in the documents the following injuries for the 18-month-old victim: head trauma, closed head trauma, brain injury, hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, multiple retinal hemorrhages and multiple contusions to the head and body. Carol Robinson | Crobinson@al.com, al, "'Our whole community is devastated’: Toddler dies 3 days after suffering head injuries," 9 Sep. 2019 According to a study about a 2014 outbreak of encephalopathy, published in The Lancet Global Health medical journal in 2017, one of the factors can be the consumption of lychee. Swati Gupta, CNN, "Brain disease linked to lychee toxins kills 47 children in India," 13 June 2019 The warrant said the boy suffered from severe medical issues including hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, a defect caused by lack of oxygen and blood flow around the time of birth. Mary Hudetz, The Seattle Times, "Father arrested at NM compound to face court; son missing," 6 Aug. 2018 The warrant said the boy suffered from severe medical issues including hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, a defect caused by lack of oxygen and blood flow around the time of birth. Mary Hudetz, The Seattle Times, "Father arrested at NM compound to face court; son missing," 6 Aug. 2018 The warrant said the boy suffered from severe medical issues including hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, a defect caused by lack of oxygen and blood flow around the time of birth. Mary Hudetz, The Seattle Times, "Father arrested at NM compound to face court; son missing," 6 Aug. 2018 The warrant said the boy suffered from severe medical issues including hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, a defect caused by lack of oxygen and blood flow around the time of birth. Mary Hudetz, The Seattle Times, "Father arrested at NM compound to face court; son missing," 6 Aug. 2018 The warrant said the boy suffered from severe medical issues including hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, a defect caused by lack of oxygen and blood flow around the time of birth. Mary Hudetz, The Seattle Times, "Father arrested at NM compound to face court; son missing," 6 Aug. 2018 The warrant said the boy suffered from severe medical issues including hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, a defect caused by lack of oxygen and blood flow around the time of birth. Mary Hudetz, The Seattle Times, "Father arrested at NM compound to face court; son missing," 6 Aug. 2018

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1866, in the meaning defined above

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encephalopathy

noun
en·​ceph·​a·​lop·​a·​thy | \ in-ˌsef-ə-ˈläp-ə-thē How to pronounce encephalopathy (audio) \
plural encephalopathies

Medical Definition of encephalopathy

: a disease of the brain especially : one involving alterations of brain structure

Other Words from encephalopathy

encephalopathic \ -​lə-​ˈpath-​ik How to pronounce encephalopathic (audio) \ adjective

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