dementia

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin dementia.

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Noun[edit]

dementia ‎(usually uncountable, plural dementias)

  1. (pathology) A progressive decline in cognitive function due to damage or disease in the brain beyond what might be expected from normal aging. Areas particularly affected include memory, attention, judgement, language and problem solving.
    • 2013 May-June, Charles T. Ambrose, “Alzheimer’s Disease”, American Scientist, volume 101, number 3, page 200: 
      Similar studies of rats have employed four different intracranial resorbable, slow sustained release systems— […]. Such a slow-release device containing angiogenic factors could be placed on the pia mater covering the cerebral cortex and tested in persons with senile dementia in long term studies.
  2. Madness or insanity.

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Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

dementia

  1. dementia

Declension[edit]

Inflection of dementia (Kotus type 12/kulkija, no gradation)
nominative dementia dementiat
genitive dementian dementioiden
dementioitten
partitive dementiaa dementioita
illative dementiaan dementioihin
singular plural
nominative dementia dementiat
accusative nom.? dementia dementiat
gen. dementian
genitive dementian dementioiden
dementioitten
dementiainrare
partitive dementiaa dementioita
inessive dementiassa dementioissa
elative dementiasta dementioista
illative dementiaan dementioihin
adessive dementialla dementioilla
ablative dementialta dementioilta
allative dementialle dementioille
essive dementiana dementioina
translative dementiaksi dementioiksi
instructive dementioin
abessive dementiatta dementioitta
comitative dementioineen

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

dement- +‎ -ia

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Noun[edit]

dēmentia f ‎(genitive dēmentiae); first declension

  1. madness, insanity

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative dēmentia dēmentiae
genitive dēmentiae dēmentiārum
dative dēmentiae dēmentiīs
accusative dēmentiam dēmentiās
ablative dēmentiā dēmentiīs
vocative dēmentia dēmentiae

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dēmentia

  1. nominative neuter plural of dēmēns
  2. accusative neuter plural of dēmēns
  3. vocative neuter plural of dēmēns