presbyo-, presby- (Greek: old, relationship to old age, elderly, elder; literally, he that goes first).
Sleeplessness that is characteristic of old age.
Rarely used terms for geriatrics; medical treatment of the aged.
Impaired cardiac function attributed to the aging process, occurring in association with recognizable changes of senescence in the body and in the absence of convincing evidence of other forms of heart disease.
presbycousis, presbycusis, presbyacousia, presbyacusia:
1. Dullness of hearing characteristic of old age.
2. Loss of the ability to perceive or to discriminate sounds which is associated with aging; the pattern and age of onset vary.
3. A progressive, bilaterally symmetric perceptive hearing loss occurring with age.
4. The most common type of hearing loss in the elderly, consisting of slowly progressive, bilaterally symmetrical, sensorineural hearing loss. It often involves poor speech discrimination.
The skin changes of middle and old age.
1. A condition characterized by alteration in motor function of the esophagus as a result of degenerative changes occurring with advancing age.
2. A disorder in the elderly characterized by altered motility of the esophagus.
Impairment of memory that is characteristic of old age.
Silliness sometimes accompanying old age.
1. Impairment of mental faculties that are characteristic of old age.
2. Its principal characteristics are marked confusional disorientation, confabulation, mistakes in identity, and agitation without the accomplishment of any objective. Presbyophrenic confabulations typically show a poverty, monotony, puerility, and naiveté of content. Because ethical conduct is preserved for a relatively long time, the patient is able to fit into limited social contacts, and particularly so since his/her affect tends toward the euphoric and the amiable.
presbyopia, presbyopic; presbytia, presbytic, presbytism:
1. A form of farsightedness occurring after middle age, caused by a diminished elasticity of the crystalline lens.
2. The physiologic loss of accommodation in the eyes in advancing age, said to begin when the near point has receded beyond 22 cm (9 inches).
Impairment of the ability to properly stand which is associated with aging.
1. In the early Christian church and in the Presbyterian Church, an elder.
2. In the Episcopal Church, a priest or minister.
1. The office of a presbyter.
2. A body of presbyters.
Having to do with church government by presbyters.
2. Designating a church of a traditionally Calvinistic Protestant denomination governed by presbyters, or elders.
3. Member of a Presbyterian church.
1. A body of presbyters; specifically, in Presbyterian churches, an ecclesiastical court and governing body made up of all the ministers and a number of elders from all the churches in a district.
2. The district of such a court.