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Alzheimer's disease

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EtymologyEdit

Named after Alois Alzheimer (June 14, 1864 - December 19, 1915), a German neurologist who described the disease in 1906.

PronunciationEdit

  • enPR: älts'hī-mə(r)z, IPA(key): /ˈɑːltshaɪmə(ɹ)z/
  • enPR: ălts'hī-mə(r)z, IPA(key): /ˈæltshaɪmə(ɹ)z/
  • enPR: ôlts'hī-mə(r)z, IPA(key): /ˈɔːltshaɪmə(ɹ)z/
  • enPR: ôlz'hī-mə(r)z, IPA(key): /ˈɔːlzhaɪmə(ɹ)z/

NounEdit

Alzheimer's disease (uncountable)

  1. (neurology, medicine) A disorder involving loss of mental functions resulting from brain tissue changes; senile dementia of Alzheimer's type.

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