any brain disease.
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How to use encephalopathy in a sentence
As digitized voice technology advances, perhaps she will someday be able to discuss “hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy” — one of her diagnoses — even if she cannot physically overcome it.To Get a Shot at Justice, They Were Forced to Prove Their Disabled Daughter’s Intelligence | by Carol Marbin Miller and Daniel Chang, Miami Herald | June 24, 2021 | ProPublica
Of course the participants of the sport are at higher risk for the cumulative effects of Chronic Traumatic encephalopathy.The MMA Fighters Have Gone Crazy: ‘Mayhem’ Miller the Latest in a Long Line of Psycho Pugilists | Robert Silverman | October 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But in 1830, Tanqueril first definitely described the production of a mental disease, which he called “lead encephalopathy.”Poisons: Their Effects and Detection | Alexander Wynter Blyth
This view would explain the absence of changes apparent to the eye found in so many of the fatal cases of lead encephalopathy.Poisons: Their Effects and Detection | Alexander Wynter Blyth
British Dictionary definitions for encephalopathy
any degenerative disease of the brain, often associated with toxic conditions: See also BSE
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Scientific definitions for encephalopathy
Degeneration of brain function, caused by any of various acquired disorders, including metabolic disease, organ failure, inflammation, and chronic infection.
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