premature senility


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premature senility

Onset of senile characteristics before old age (e.g., in Down syndrome).
See also: senility
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Abdul Aziz Abdullah, a specialist handling drug-abuse cases, said the harmful effects of Captagon include loss of orientation, auditory and visual hallucinations, dry mouth and loss of appetite, which may aggravate with continuous use leading to distracted attention, convulsions, premature senility and brain diseases.
Other theories range from premature senility to guilt.
Fears have been expressed that today's young users may suffer premature senility as early as their forties as a result of radiation on brain cells but most scientists believe an "overwhelming body of evidence shows little cause for concern".

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