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Hydrocephalus, Normal Pressure MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Hydrocephalus, Normal Pressure
Tree Number(s)
C10.228.140.602.750
Unique ID
D006850
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D006850
Scope Note
A form of compensated hydrocephalus characterized clinically by a slowly progressive gait disorder (see GAIT DISORDERS, NEUROLOGIC), progressive intellectual decline, and URINARY INCONTINENCE. Spinal fluid pressure tends to be in the high normal range. This condition may result from processes which interfere with the absorption of CSF including SUBARACHNOID HEMORRHAGE, chronic MENINGITIS, and other conditions. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp631-3)
Entry Term(s)
Hakim Syndrome
Hakim's Syndrome
Hydrocephalus, Normal-Pressure
NPH (Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus)
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Previous Indexing
Hydrocephalus (1966-1970)
Public MeSH Note
1991; see HYDROCEPHALUS 1971-90
History Note
1991(1971)
Date Established
1991/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2015/06/22
Hydrocephalus, Normal Pressure Preferred
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