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senile

 [se´nīl]
pertaining to old age; see also aged. Called also gerontic.

se·nile

(sē'nīl, sen'īl), Negative or pejorative connotations of this word may render it offensive in some contexts.
Relating to or characteristic of old age.
[L. senilis]

senile

/se·nile/ (se´nīl) pertaining to old age; manifesting senility.

senile

(sē′nīl′, sĕn′īl′)
adj.
a. Relating to or having diminished cognitive function, as when memory is impaired, because of old age.
b. Being a disease or condition whose cause is primarily advanced age: senile cataracts.

se′nile′ly adv.
se·nil′i·ty (sĭ-nĭl′ĭ-tē) n.

senile

[sē′nīl]
Etymology: L, senilis, aged
pertaining to or characteristic of old age or the process of aging. See also aging. senility, n.

se·nile

(sen'il)
Relating to or characteristic of old age.
[L. senilis]

senile

Pertaining to old age. From the Latin senilis, old.

se·nile

(sen'il) Negative or pejorative connotations of this word may render it offensive in some contexts.
Relating to or characteristic of old age.
[L. senilis]

senile

pertaining to old age; manifesting senility.

senile deafness
due probably to degeneration of the hair cells in the organ of Corti, and to loss of neurons in the spinal ganglion; called also presbycusis.
senile osteoporosis
reduced mineralization of bone due to advanced age.
senile retinopathy
see senile retinopathy.
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However, after telling people the pensioner was going senile, Elkington, never in trouble before, finally admitted her guilt last month.
Surgery to replace the aortic valve is an effective treatment for severe senile aortic valve stenosis.
As with glutathione, levels of SOD decrease in human lenses with senile cataracts as the cataract advances; moreover, glutathione levels are positively correlated with SOD activity in the human cataractous lens.
On the basis of the age at onset, we divided the DMT2 in the elderly (>65 yr of age) in two forms: DM of long duration (the onset was before the age of 60 yr), and DM of late onset, called senile DM (manifesting after the age of 65 yr) (7).
A total of 700,000 office visits were made by the study population for Alzheimer's disease and senile dementia during the years of the study.
Today, he says, it's most likely that there are two primary causes of dementia: an Alzheimer's disease type "pathology," represented by the neurofibrillary tangles and senile plaques of the disease, and vascular dementia, resulting from significant changes in blood vessels in the brain.
We're joking they're senile blind guys wanting to drive again,'' said James, laughing.
Our brave, stalwart President and his loyal band of altruistic acolytes, who ignored the weak, doddering, and senile protestations of the entire Commie Pinko Yellow Rat Bastard World by taking this country into a preemptive war based on charges of weapons of mass destruction that mysteriously never materialized?
I'd look like I am getting senile, and I am a little touchy about looking like I am getting senile, because I think maybe I am getting senile, so there you are.
Clumps of large, sticky proteins forming senile plaques have been observed in the brains of people with Alzheimer disease ever since neurologist Alois Alzheimer first described the disorder nearly a century ago.
An entire generation of today's teenagers is at risk of going senile in the prime of their lives through use of cellular phones and the new wireless technology.
Amount of care differed widely among the various medical conditions, with nearly 79% of senile cataract sufferers receiving recommended treatments, but less than 11% of patients diagnosed with alcohol dependence receiving treatment.