A general term for scarring and shrinkage of the substance of the brain. Sclerencephaly occurs because of chronic inflammation of the brain matter.

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scle·ren·ceph·a·ly (sklēr″ən-sefґə-le) [sclero + Gr. enkephalos] sclerosis of the brain.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • sclerencephaly, sclerencephalia — Sclerosis and shrinkage of the brain substance. [scler + G. enkephalos, brain] …   Medical dictionary

  • sclerencephalia — scle·ren·ce·pha·lia (sklēr″ən sə faґle ə) sclerencephaly …   Medical dictionary

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