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chronic traumatic encephalopathy

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.
Origin of chronic traumatic encephalopathy
1955-1960
1955-60
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