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Date: 1900-2000
Origin: Alois Alzheimer (1864-1915), German medical scientist

Alzheimer's disease

noun
     
Alz‧heim‧er's dis‧ease also Alzheimer's [uncountable]
a disease that affects the brain, especially of old people, and that gradually makes it difficult to move, talk, or remember things [= dementia]

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