punch-drunk syndrome


A condition seen in boxers and alcoholics, caused by repeated cerebral concussions and characterized by weakness in the lower limbs, unsteadiness of gait, slowness of muscular movements, hand tremors, hesitancy of speech, and mental dullness.

Nearby words

  1. punch press,
  2. punch spoon,
  3. punch-and-judy show,
  4. punch-bowl,
  5. punch-drunk,
  6. punch-out,
  7. punch-up,
  8. punchbag,
  9. punchball,
  10. punchboard

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