from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In pathology, softening of the brain.
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- noun medicine A
localized softeningof the brain substance, due to hemorrhageor inflammation.
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Moldy corn poisoning, also known as encephalomalacia or blind staggers, is associated with consumption of corn that has been contaminated with the fungus Fusarium moniliforme.
Once we figure out what's causing the encephalomalacia (brain softening; my new favorite term), we'll talk about that.
Cortical tissue was collected from thirteen patients with intractable epilepsy due to focal cortical dysplasia (6), encephalomalacia (5), Rasmussen's encephalitis (1) or mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (1).