Softening of the brain

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Softening of the brain (Med) a localized softening of the brain substance, due to hemorrhage or inflammation. Three varieties, distinguished by their color and representing different stages of the morbid process, are known respectively as red yellow, and white softening.
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Usage

In literature:

So is general paresis, also called general paralysis of the insane, or softening of the brain.
"Woman" by William J. Robinson
But in his case the softening of the heart seems to bear too close a resemblance to softening of the brain.
"Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens" by G. K. Chesterton
Softening of the brain may give rise to this affection.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
He agreed with Herbert Spencer that men have softening of the brain because they have failed to use that organ.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
He is told that he will be liable to spinal disease, softening of the brain, or insanity.
"Danger! A True History of a Great City's Wiles and Temptations" by William Howe
A gradual hemiplegia may also be produced by an abcess or chronic softening of the brain substance.
"Philosophy of Osteopathy" by Andrew T. Still
If it should prove to be softening of the brain, a melancholy interest will attach to the present document.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
He had softening of the brain, brought on by grief.
"The Spectacle Man" by Mary F. Leonard
No wonder she thinks I've got softening of the brain.
"A Frontier Mystery" by Bertram Mitford
The railroad men of this country are breaking down with softening of the brain, and die at the age of fifty or sixty.
"Weighed and Wanting" by Dwight Moody
What lovers seem to value most in each other is premature softening of the brain.
"The Book of Susan" by Lee Wilson Dodd
He died not long afterward of softening of the brain.
"The Cottage of Delight" by Will N. Harben
Her face softened as there came out clearly to her the real picture of Jimmy that always kept itself somewhere between her eyes and her brain.
"The Sentimental Adventures of Jimmy Bulstrode" by Marie Van Vorst
Why, I think you must have had softening of the brain!
"That Unfortunate Marriage, Vol. 3(of 3)" by Frances Eleanor Trollope
That's enough to give you softening of the brain.
"The Girls of Central High on the Stage" by Gertrude W. Morrison
He was presently transferred to the castle of Lourdes, where he developed softening of the brain and died in 1715.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 6" by Various
Paresis is what is sometimes called softening of the brain, and it attacks by preference men under thirty-five.
"Essays In Pastoral Medicine" by Austin ÓMalley
General paresis or softening of the brain is probably invariably preceded by syphilis.
"Being Well-Born" by Michael F. Guyer
Hence, in that splendid intellect arose a chaos of ideas and a wild struggle which finally brought on softening of the brain.
"The Way of Initiation" by Rudolf Steiner
Softening of the brain, have I!
"Sawn Off" by George Manville Fenn
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