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Glossary for Intellectual decline

Medical terms related to Intellectual decline or mentioned in this section include:

  • Alcohol use: Use of alcohol (as a symptom)
  • Alzheimer's disease: A progressive degenerative disease of the brain of unknown cause
  • Aneurysm: Swelling or ballooning of part of an artery
  • Barbiturate abuse: Abuse of barbiturate medications
  • Behavioral symptoms: Symptoms of personal behavior.
  • Benzodiazepine -- Teratogenic Agent: There is strong evidence to indicate that exposure to Benzodiazepine during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Brain abscess: abscess in the brain may involve any of the lobes of the brain
  • Brain tumour: various extrinsic and intrinsic factors add up to to cause tumour in the brain
  • Cognitive impairment: General loss of mental or cognitive ability
  • Concentration difficulty: Reduced concentration ability or lack of concentration
  • Decreased mental acuity: A decrease in ones perception of what is happening around them
  • Dialysis encephalopathy syndrome: A progressive brain disease that occurs in some patients who undergo chronic hemodialysis. Aluminium intoxication is believed to play a role in the disease.
  • Encephalitis: Infection of the brain (as a symptom)
  • Epilepsy: Paroxysmal transient disturbances of brain function that may manifest as loss of consciousness, abnormal motor phenomena
  • Extradural hematoma: Bleeding in the skull outside the brain
  • Fetal alcohol syndrome: A condition which occurs in a new born fetus and is caused by the mother consuming excess alcohol during her pregnancy
  • HIV/AIDS: HIV is a sexually transmitted virus and AIDS is the progressive immune failure that HIV causes.
  • Head injury: Any injury that occurs to the head
  • Head symptoms: Symptoms affecting the head or brain
  • Huntington's Disease: Inherited disease causing progressive mental deterioration.
  • Hydrocephalus: A condition which is characterized by marked dilatation of the cerebral ventricles
  • Hypothyroidism: The decreased activity of the thyroid gland
  • Hypoxia: This is where there is a reduction of oxygen supply to parts of the body below what is required for adequate perfusion
  • Korsakoff's psychosis: A form of amnesia involving the loss of short-term memory and inability to learn new skills. The patient may also be disorientated and delirious. The condition is often observed in chronic alcoholics.
  • Lead encephalopathy:
  • Meningitis: Infection of the membrane around the brain (as a symptom)
  • Mental problems: Symptoms affecting judgement, thought or intelligence.
  • Multiinfarct dementia: also known as vascular dementia
  • Muscle symptoms: Symptoms affecting the muscles of the body
  • Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
  • Neurosyphilis: Syphilis affecting the nervous system.
  • Paralysis symptoms: Loss of body control and/or feeling.
  • Personality symptoms: Symptoms or changes to the personality.
  • Stroke symptoms: Brain-related symptoms of bleeding or blockage.
  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage: subarachnoid hemorrhage is bleeding in the area between the brain and the thin tissues that cover the brain. This area is called the subarachnoid space
  • Subdural hematoma: A condition which is characterized by a blood clot beneath the dura mater
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency: A deficiency of Vitamin B12 primarily causes anemias the body is unable to make sufficient quantities of normal red blood cells. Severe cases can lead to permanent nervous system problems. The vitamin B12 deficiency can result from absorption problems, insufficient dietary intake, certain medications (e.g. metformin), inherited conditions (e.g. transcobalamin deficiency) and certain chronic parasitic intestinal infestations.
  • Wernicke's encephalopathy: Brain condition with various effects

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Intellectual decline:

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