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senility

 [sĕ-nil´ĭ-te]
an obsolete and imprecise term used to denote a pronounced loss of mental or physical control in the aged. Certain types of psychosis are associated with aging, such as senile dementia and dementia of the alzheimer type.

se·nil·i·ty

(se-nil'i-tē), Negative and pejorative connotations of this word may render it offensive in some contexts.
1. Old age.
2. General term for a variety of organic disorders, both physical and mental, occurring in old age.
[see senile]

senility

Geriatrics A state of advanced physical and mental deterioration associated with advanced age. See Dementia, Geriatrics, Senile dementia.

se·nil·i·ty

(sĕ-nil'i-tē)
Old age; a general term for a variety of conditions seen in mental disorders occurring in old age, broken down into two broad categories, organic and psychological.
See also: senile

senility

Old age, usually with the connotation of mental or physical deterioration. From the Latin senilis , old (which had no negative significance).

se·nil·i·ty

(sĕ-nil'i-tē) Negative and pejorative connotations of this word may render it offensive in some contexts.
1. Old age.
2. General term for a variety of organic disorders, both physical and mental, occurring in old age.
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