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encephalomalacia

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

Neurology Softening of brain tissue, usually due to ischemia or infarction
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

encephalomalacia

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