organic mental disorder


Any of a group of mental disturbances resulting from temporary or permanent brain dysfunction caused by organic factors such as alcohol, metabolic disorders, and aging.

Nearby words

  1. organic compounds,
  2. organic contracture,
  3. organic disease,
  4. organic evolution,
  5. organic light-emitting diode,
  6. organic mental syndrome,
  7. organic molecule,
  8. organic molecules,
  9. organic murmur,
  10. organic psychosis

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