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Alzheimer Disease

"Alzheimer Disease" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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A degenerative disease of the BRAIN characterized by the insidious onset of DEMENTIA. Impairment of MEMORY, judgment, attention span, and problem solving skills are followed by severe APRAXIAS and a global loss of cognitive abilities. The condition primarily occurs after age 60, and is marked pathologically by severe cortical atrophy and the triad of SENILE PLAQUES; NEUROFIBRILLARY TANGLES; and NEUROPIL THREADS. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp1049-57)


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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Alzheimer Disease" by people in this website by year, and whether "Alzheimer Disease" was a major or minor topic of these publications.
Bar chart showing 654 publications over 30 distinct years, with a maximum of 36 publications in 2002 and 2006
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