cerebral arteriosclerosis


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cerebral arteriosclerosis

[sə′rē·brəl är‚tir·ē·ō·sklə′rō·səs]
(medicine)
Hardening of the arteries of the brain, sometimes resulting in an organic mental disorder that may be primarily neurologic, primarily psychologic, or a combination of both. Also known as multiple infarct dementia.
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A third group believed that Lenin had sustained surgical damage during the operation while yet others thought he may have been suffering from cerebral arteriosclerosis inherited from his father.

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