cerebral arteriosclerosis

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An organic disorder involving arteriosclerosis of the brain, the signs and symptoms of which may be neurological (such as aphasia, athetosis, chorea, dementia, parkinsonism), or cognitive and affective (such as amnesia, delusions, affective flattening), or both. [From Latin cerebrum the brain + Greek arteria an artery + sklerosis a hardening, from skleros hard + -osis indicating a process or state]

Subjects: Psychology.

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