Alzheimer's Disease Symptoms Glossary of Terms

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Alzheimer disease: See: Alzheimer's disease.

Alzheimer's disease: A progressive degenerative disease of the brain that leads to dementi...

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Anxiety: A feeling of apprehension and fear, characterized by physical symptoms such as pa...

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Aspiration: Removal of a sample of fluid and cells through a needle. Aspiration also re...

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Dementia: Significant loss of intellectual abilities, such as memory capacity, that is sev...

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Diagnosis: 1 The nature of a disease; the identification of an illness. 2 A ...

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Incontinence: The inability to control excretions, to hold urine in the bladder, or to kee...

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Long-term memory: A system for permanently storing, managing, and retrieving information f...

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Malnutrition: A term used to refer to any condition in which the body does not receive eno...

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Memory: 1. The ability to recover information about past events or knowledge. ...

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Rule out: Term used in medicine, meaning to eliminate or exclude something from considera...

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Sensory: Relating to sensation, to the perception of a stimulus, to the voyage made by inc...

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Stage: As regards cancer, the extent of a cancer, especially whether the disease has spre...

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Stool: The solid matter that is discharged in a bowel movement.

Taste: A perception that results from stimulation of a gustatory nerve. Taste belongs to t...

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Urinary: Having to do with the function or anatomy of the kidneys, ureters, bladder, or ur...

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