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dementia

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dementia (usually uncountable, plural dementias)

  1. (pathology) A progressive decline in cognitive function due to damage or disease in the brain beyond what might be expected from normal aging. Areas particularly affected include memory, attention, judgement, language and problem solving.
    • 2013 May-June, Charles T. Ambrose, “Alzheimer’s Disease”, American Scientist, volume 101, number 3, page 200: 
      Similar studies of rats have employed four different intracranial resorbable, slow sustained release systems— […]. Such a slow-release device containing angiogenic factors could be placed on the pia mater covering the cerebral cortex and tested in persons with senile dementia in long term studies.
  2. Madness or insanity.

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dementia

  1. dementia

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dēmentia f (genitive dēmentiae); first declension

  1. madness, insanity

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First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative dēmentia dēmentiae
genitive dēmentiae dēmentiārum
dative dēmentiae dēmentiīs
accusative dēmentiam dēmentiās
ablative dēmentiā dēmentiīs
vocative dēmentia dēmentiae

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dēmentia

  1. nominative neuter plural of dēmēns
  2. accusative neuter plural of dēmēns
  3. vocative neuter plural of dēmēns