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encephalomalacia

 [en-sef″ah-lo-mah-la´shah]
softening of the brain.

en·ceph·a·lo·ma·la·ci·a

(en-sef'ă-lō-mă-lā'shē-ă),
Abnormal softness of the cerebral parenchyma often due to ischemia or infarction.
Synonym(s): cerebromalacia
[encephalo- + G. malakia, softness]

encephalomalacia

/en·ceph·a·lo·ma·la·cia/ (en-sef″ah-lo-mah-la´shah) softening of the brain.

softening of the brain

Microbiology
General paresis, see there.
 
Neurology
A nonspecific term for a localised softening of brain tissue, which is most commonly due to haemorrhage or infarction, but may also be due to primary or metastatic cancer, parasites, abscesses, and so on.
 
Vox populi
A non-medical term referring to a person who is perceived as having lost some amount of logical functioning, such as in cases of dementia.

encephalomalacia

Neurology Softening of brain tissue, usually due to ischemia or infarction

en·ceph·a·lo·ma·la·ci·a

(en-sef'ă-lō-mă-lā'shē-ă)
Abnormal softness of the cerebral parenchyma often due to ischemia or infarction.
Synonym(s): cerebromalacia.
[encephalo- + G. malakia, softness]

encephalomalacia

Softening of an area of the brain, usually as a result of loss of its blood supply (infarction).

encephalomalacia

literally, softening of the brain but the term is used to include degenerative diseases of the brain generally. Leukoencephalomalacia refers to the white matter, polioencephalomalacia to the gray matter. The syndrome associated with encephalomalacia is primarily one of loss of function including somnolence, blindness, ataxia, head pressing, circling and terminal coma.

degenerative encephalomalacia
includes nigropallidal encephalomalacia, leukoencephalomalacia.
focal symmetrical encephalomalacia
a subacute form of enterotoxemia due to Clostridium perfringens type D in sheep which are partly immune to the toxin. Clinical signs are the dummy syndrome of aimless wandering, head pressing, blindness and incoordination. Most affected sheep die after an illness of about 7 days.
nigropallidal encephalomalacia