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Alzheimer's Disease

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A progressive, neurodegenerative disease characterized by loss of function and death of nerve cells in several areas of the brain leading to loss of cognitive function such as memory and language. [ NCI ]

Synonyms: Alzheimer's Disease, Alzheimer disease, Alzheimer Disease, Alzheimer dementia, Alzheimer's Dementia

Term info

ALT DEFINITION

A brain disorder that usually starts in late middle age or old age and gets worse over time. Symptoms include loss of memory, confusion, difficulty thinking, and changes in language, behavior, and personality.

Legacy Concept Name

Alzheimer_s_Disease

Preferred Name

Alzheimer's Disease

Semantic Type

Mental or Behavioral Dysfunction

UMLS CUI

C0002395

code

C2866