Brain atrophy

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Simplified definition

Refers to a loss of neurons and connections between them, which causes a loss of brain volume.

Source: Houria Aiouaz, for Alzheimer Foundation

Referenced definition

“[…] The morphological presentation of brain parenchymal volume loss that is frequently seen on cross-sectional imaging.”

Source: Radiopaedia. Cerebral atrophy. [Internet]. [cited on Sept 7, 2022]. 

Context

“There are two main types of brain atrophy: focal atrophy, which occurs in specific brain regions, and generalized atrophy, which occurs across the brain.”

Source: Central Alabama Wellness. Medical news today: what to know about brain atrophy. [Internet]. Jan 8, 2020 [cited on Sept 7, 2022]. 

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