a syndrome of progressive, irreversible impairment of cognitive function, caused by organic factors and having its onset late in life.
dementia starting in old age with no precipitating physical cause
senile dementia n.
A progressive, abnormally accelerated deterioration of mental faculties and emotional stability in old age, occurring especially in Alzheimer’s disease.
- Senile elastosis
senile elastosis n. Elastosis in the sun-exposed skin of old people.
- Senile hemangioma
senile hemangioma n. A red dome-shaped lesion usually occurring on the trunk and formed as a result of the weakening of the capillary wall. Also called cherry angioma.
- Senile keratosis
senile keratosis n. See actinic keratosis.
- Senile lentigo
senile lentigo n. See liver spot.
noun, Pathology. 1. a type of macular degeneration that is one of the leading causes of blindness in the elderly and in which tiny blood vessels grow into the macula of the retina, obscuring vision. Abbreviation: SMD.