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Acute Brain Disorder

is an acrostic for abd.

Definition of the noun acute brain disorder

What does acute brain disorder mean as a name of something?


  1. any disorder (as sudden confusion or disorientation) in an otherwise normal person that is due to reversible (temporary) impairment of brain tissues (as by head injuries or drugs or infection)
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • synonym of acute brain disorder: acute organic brain syndrome
    • more generic words: disorder / upset = a physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning

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Google previewThe Encyclopedia of the Brain and Brain Disorders (2009)

by Carol Turkington, Joseph Harris

An acute brain disorder characterized.

Google previewMacmillan Dictionary of Psychology (1991)

by Stuart Sutherland

acute brain disorder. Any organic brain disorder that is temporary, and from which the patient makes a full recovery, e.g. a convulsive disorder or alcohol intoxication. acute preparation. See PREPARATION. acute ...

Google previewDictionary of Biomedical Science (2002)

by Peter J. Gosling

acute brain disorder (medical) Any organic BRAIN disorder that is temporary, and from which the patient makes a full ...

Google previewDictionary of Psychopathology (2012)

by Henry Kellerman

ACUTE BRAIN DISORDER Sometimes referred to as an organic brain disorder or even organic psychosis. Caused by brain trauma and, because of its acute nature, is frequently reversible. Such persons will usually show poor frustration ...

Google previewThe American Heritage Medical Dictionary (2008)

by Houghton Mifflin Company, American Heritage

See acute brain disorder. acute phase responsen.

Google previewDictionary of Psychology (2000)

Acute brain disorder. An organic brain syndrome resulting from temporary reversible impairment of brain-tissue functioning ranging from mild mood changes to acute delirium and involving serious behavioral disturbances. Acute delirium.

Google previewCompact American Medical Dictionary (1998)

A Concise and Up-to-date Guide to Medical Terms by Houghton Mifflin Company

acute brain disorder n. An organic brain syndrome caused by temporaty, reversible impairment of brain functioning and chatacterized ...

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