Marchiafava-Bignami disease

[ mär′kyə-fävə-bĭ-nyämē, -bē- ]


Degeneration of the corpus callosum, characterized by mental deterioration, dementia, and convulsions, and occurring predominately in chronic alcoholics.

Nearby words

mimi, mimic, mimic panel, mimical, mimically, Marchiafava-Bignami disease, mimine, miminy-piminy, mimir, mimo, mimosa
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