Definition of degenerative
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Those photoreceptor cells are the first to die in the degenerative disease.A gene-based therapy partially restored a blind man’s vision|Tina Hesman Saey|May 24, 2021|Science News
CTE is a degenerative disease caused by repetitive hits to the head that is commonly associated with contact sports, including football.Autopsy of ex-NFL player who fatally shot six people and himself to include CTE study|Glynn A. Hill|April 11, 2021|Washington Post
McKee observed what she says are “all the classic signs” of severe chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, the degenerative brain disease associated with the repeated blows to the head common in football and boxing.More football leads to worse CTE, scientists say. Consider NFL great Willie Wood.|Rick Maese|March 12, 2021|Washington Post
Caldwell has several service-related injuries and other disabilities, his attorney said, including injuries to his shoulders, degenerative lumbar disc disease and chronic knee pain.
The star of the feature-length Climbing Blind, Jesse Dufton, leads the trad route—but with the additional challenge of not being able to see it, as he was born with a degenerative eye disease that’s left him basically only able to perceive light.Stream These 5 Highlights from the Banff Film Festival|Erin Berger|November 26, 2020|Outside Online
In this degenerative illness, patients lose the function of the left half of their brain.Jonah Lehrer’s Imagine Explores Creativity for Capitalists|Casey Schwartz|March 15, 2012|DAILY BEAST
I learned that he had a degenerative disease and might not live long enough even to finish his Ph.D. degree.
The cop had read a newspaper story about Lanza, and had a teenage son who was slowly going blind from a degenerative eye disease.
He was elevated by hope for an antidote to what felt like a toxic, degenerative condition.
Any epithelial cell may be so granular from degenerative changes that the nucleus is obscured.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
As with the grown woman, so with the child, the degenerative form of hysteria makes those subject to it untrustworthy witnesses.The Sexual Life of the Child|Albert Moll
What influences of a degenerative nature are likely to affect them?Embryology|Gerald R. Leighton
But, as will presently be shown, a change of direction cannot take place at every stage of the degenerative process.Evolution in Modern Thought|Ernst Haeckel
The condition, moreover, has a tendency to set into action degenerative tendencies latent in the liver and kidneys.Degeneracy|Eugene S. Talbot