"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.
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)
- Alzheimer Disease
- Disease, Alzheimer
- Alzheimer's Disease
- Disease, Alzheimer's
- Primary Senile Degenerative Dementia
- Dementia, Alzheimer Type
- Alzheimer Type Dementia
- Senile Dementia, Alzheimer Type
- Alzheimer Type Senile Dementia
- Dementia, Primary Senile Degenerative
- Dementia, Senile
- Dementias, Senile
- Senile Dementia
- Senile Dementias
- Dementia, Presenile
- Dementias, Presenile
- Presenile Dementia
- Presenile Dementias
Alzheimer Disease, Early Onset
- Alzheimer Disease, Early Onset
- Early Onset Alzheimer Disease
- Presenile Alzheimer Dementia
- Alzheimer Dementia, Presenile
- Dementia, Presenile Alzheimer
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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Alzheimer Disease" by people in the URMC Research Network by year, and whether "Alzheimer Disease" was a major or minor topic of these publication.