organic brain syndrome

noun

Definition of organic brain syndrome

: an acute or chronic mental dysfunction (such as Alzheimer's disease) resulting chiefly from physical changes in brain structure and characterized especially by impaired cognition

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1966, in the meaning defined above

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“Organic brain syndrome.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/organic%20brain%20syndrome. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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organic brain syndrome

noun

Medical Definition of organic brain syndrome

: any acute or chronic mental dysfunction (as delirium or senile dementia) resulting chiefly from physical changes in brain structure and characterized especially by impaired cognition

called also organic brain disorder, organic mental syndrome

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