Alzheimer Disease




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  • 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)

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Alzheimer Disease

Alzheimer Disease

Equivalent terms

Alzheimer Disease

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

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Alzheimer Disease

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