Acute brain disorder



acute brain disorder

acute brain disorder n.
An organic brain syndrome that is caused by temporary reversible impairment of brain functioning and is characterized by mood changes that range from mild disorientation to delirium and can include more serious personality and behavior disturbances. Also called acute neuropsychologic disorder.

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