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On atrophy of the brain in imbeciles

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Published by Macmillan in London .
Written in English


  • Atrophy,
  • Mental Retardation,
  • Brain Diseases

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Edition Notes

Statementby Fletcher Beach
ContributionsRoyal College of Surgeons of England
The Physical Object
Paginationp. 213-223 ;
Number of Pages223
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26300875M

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In brain tissue, atrophy describes a loss of neurons and the connections between them. Atrophy can be generalized, which means that all of the brain has shrunk; or it can be focal, affecting only a limited area of the brain and resulting in a decrease of the functions that area of the brain controls.   This brain shrinkage, called “atrophy”, has long been associated with Alzheimer’s dementia; but lately it has also been associated with obesity, and even with back pain, and very clearly with depression. The good news is that treatments can reverse this shrinkage, at .   Cerebral atrophy or brain atrophy refers to the progressive loss of brain cells, called neurons, leading to decreased brain size. This phenomenon can .   Possible Symptoms and Causes of Amnesia Also known as cerebral atrophy, this can occur as a result of many diseases of the brain (including strokes, traumatic brain injuries, Alzheimer’s, and others), resulting in a loss of brain neurons (and brain mass).

  Brain atrophy, more properly known as cerebral atrophy, is a condition in which cells in the brain are lost, or the connections between them are prognosis for patients with this condition varies, depending on the type of atrophy, the location, and the cause. Often, declines in brain function emerge, and the patient will grow progressively worse over time as a result of the damage. on atrophy of the brain in imbeciles FLETCHER BEACH, M.B., M.R.C.P. Brain, Volume 7, Issue 2, July , Pages –, For more information on neurological disorders or research programs funded by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, contact the Institute's Brain Resources and Information Network (BRAIN) at: BRAIN P.O. Box Bethesda, MD Information also is available from the following organizations: Cure PSP. Atrophy is usually acquired, meaning it is the result of a disease (pathological atrophy) or some change in condition within the body (physiological atrophy). Atrophy is commonly referred to as ‘wasting’ and while it usually affects one or a few areas of the body at a time, it can also affect large parts of the body.

1. Author(s): Beach,Fletcher Title(s): On atrophy of the brain in imbeciles/ by Fletcher Beach. Country of Publication: England Publisher: London: Macmillan and Co., Description: p. [] Language: English MeSH: Atrophy*; Brain Diseases Notes: "Brain, a journal of neurology, July " NLM ID: [Book]. Diffuse brain and cerebellar atrophy. The brain with all its structural components is the same organ of the human body as everything else. Over time, a person grows old, and his brain grows old with him. Violated and, to a greater or lesser extent, brain activity, atrophy of its functionality: the ability to plan and monitor their actions. Brain atrophy and Alzheimer's These four magnetic resonance images show four different people with differently sized and shaped brains. Nevertheless, the widening grooves and fissures of the cerebral cortex indicate progressively severe brain atrophy and loss of brain mass. The degree of brain atrophy per year in MS (typically around %) is less than in primary neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's disease, but it has to be taken into account that MS patients are usually young at the time of first symptoms and atrophy has been observed already at the earliest stages of the disease (Perez-Miralles et al.