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[en-sef-uh-lop-uh-thee] /ɛnˌsɛf əˈlɒp ə θi/

noun, Psychiatry.
any brain disease.
any degenerative disease of the brain, often associated with toxic conditions See also BSE

encephalopathy en·ceph·a·lop·a·thy (ěn-sěf’ə-lŏp’ə-thē)
Any of various diseases of the brain. Also called cephalopathy, cerebropathy.
en·ceph’a·lo·path’ic (-lə-pāth’ĭk) adj.
Degeneration of brain function, caused by any of various acquired disorders, including metabolic disease, organ failure, inflammation, and chronic infection.


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