softening of the brain


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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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