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Acute Organic Brain Syndrome

Definition of the noun acute organic brain syndrome

What does acute organic brain syndrome 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 organic brain syndrome: acute brain disorder
    • more generic words: disorder / upset = a physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning

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Google previewThe Patient (2013)

Biological, Psychological, and Social Dimensions of Medical Practice by Hoyle Leigh

Acute organic brain syndromes (delirium) are caused by reversible metabolic changes in the brain, such as those associated with delirium tremens, anoxemia, and intoxications. Acute organic brain syndrome is a reversible state, not a ...

Google previewDICTIONARY OF MEDICAL TERMS,6th ed. (2012)

acute organic brain syndrome N.

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