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Descriptor English: Brain Damage, Chronic
Descriptor Spanish: Daño Encefálico Crónico
Descriptor Portuguese: Dano Encefálico Crônico
Descriptor French: Souffrance cérébrale chronique
Entry term(s): Chronic Brain Damage
Chronic Encephalopathy
Encephalopathy, Chronic
Tree number(s): C10.228.140.140
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D001925
Scope note: A condition characterized by long-standing brain dysfunction or damage, usually of three months duration or longer. Potential etiologies include BRAIN INFARCTION; certain NEURODEGENERATIVE DISORDERS; CRANIOCEREBRAL TRAUMA; ANOXIA, BRAIN; ENCEPHALITIS; certain NEUROTOXICITY SYNDROMES; metabolic disorders (see BRAIN DISEASES, METABOLIC); and other conditions.
Annotation: coord with specific condition causing damage if pertinent
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CN congenital
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EM embryology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
RT radiotherapy
SU surgery
TH therapy
UR urine
VE veterinary
VI virology
DeCS ID: 1951
Unique ID: D001925
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2005/07/21
Brain Damage, Chronic - Preferred
Concept UI M0002872
Scope note A condition characterized by long-standing brain dysfunction or damage, usually of three months duration or longer. Potential etiologies include BRAIN INFARCTION; certain NEURODEGENERATIVE DISORDERS; CRANIOCEREBRAL TRAUMA; ANOXIA, BRAIN; ENCEPHALITIS; certain NEUROTOXICITY SYNDROMES; metabolic disorders (see BRAIN DISEASES, METABOLIC); and other conditions.
Preferred term Brain Damage, Chronic
Entry term(s) Chronic Brain Damage
Chronic Encephalopathy
Encephalopathy, Chronic



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