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Dementia
Definition: 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.

Synonym(s): Senile Paranoid Dementia / Amentia / Familial Dementia / Amentias / Dementia, Familial / Dementias / Dementias, Familial / Dementias, Senile Paranoid / Familial Dementias / Paranoid Dementia, Senile / Paranoid Dementias, Senile / Senile Paranoid Dementias

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   Aphasia, Primary Progressive    Dementia, Vascular    Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration
   AIDS Dementia Complex    Alzheimer Disease    Creutzfeldt-Jakob Syndrome
   Diffuse Neurofibrillary Tangles with Calcification    Huntington Disease    Kluver-Bucy Syndrome
   Lewy Body Disease    Pick Disease of the Brain

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Tauopathies   

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Broader term(s): - Brain Diseases - Central Nervous System Diseases - Nervous System Diseases - Delirium, Dementia, Amnestic, Cognitive Disorders - Mental Disorders
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  Broader term(s):
      Psychiatry and Psychology
          Mental Disorders
              Delirium, Dementia, Amnestic, Cognitive Disorders 
      Diseases
          Nervous System Diseases
              Central Nervous System Diseases
                  Brain Diseases 

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