chronic traumatic encephalopathy


chronic traumatic encephalopathy

chronic traumatic encephalopathy Word Origin noun

  1. a progressive degenerative neurological disease caused by repeated cerebral concussion or milder traumatic brain injury and characterized by memory loss, behavioral disturbances, speech problems, slowed movement, etc. The disease was first identified in boxers. Abbreviation: CTE

See also dementia pugilistica. Origin of chronic traumatic encephalopathy First recorded in 1955–60

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