HyperDic: encephalopathy

English > 1 sense of the word encephalopathy:
NOUNstateencephalopathy, brain disorder, brain diseaseany disorder or disease of the brain
encephalopathy > pronunciation
Rhymesantipathy ... wealthy: 23 rhymes with thiy...
English > encephalopathy: 1 sense > noun 1, state
MeaningAny disorder or disease of the brain.
Synonymsbrain disorder, brain disease
NarrowerCreutzfeldt-Jakob disease, CJD, Jakob-Creutzfeldt diseaseRare (usually fatal) brain disease (usually in middle age) caused by an unidentified slow virus
Reye's syndromeacquired encephalopathy following acute viral infections (especially influenza or chicken pox) in young children
Wernicke's encephalopathyinflammatory degenerative disease of the brain caused by thiamine deficiency that is usually associated with alcoholism
acataphasiaA disorder in which a lesion to the central nervous system leaves you unable to formulate a statement or to express yourself in an organized manner
agnosiainability to recognize objects by use of the senses
agraphia, anorthography, logagraphiaA loss of the ability to write or to express thoughts in writing because of a brain lesion
aphasiainability to use or understand language / language (spoken or written) because of a brain lesion
apraxiainability to make purposeful movements
cerebral palsy, spastic paralysisA loss or deficiency of motor control with involuntary spasms caused by permanent brain damage present at birth / birth
epilepsyA disorder of the central nervous system characterized by loss of consciousness and convulsions
paralysis agitans, Parkinsonism, Parkinson's disease, Parkinson's syndrome, Parkinson's, shaking palsyA degenerative disorder of the central nervous system characterized by tremor and impaired muscular coordination
Broadernervous disorder, neurological disorder, neurological diseaseA disorder of the nervous system
Spanishencefalopatía, enfermedad cerebral, trastorno cerebral

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