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chronic traumatic encephalopathy


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  • noun pathology, neurology a form of traumatic brain injury; it is a progressive degenerative disease found in individuals who have been subjected to multiple concussions and other forms of head injury


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  • or C.T.E. The condition found in professional athletes, such as players of (American) football, who suffer numerous concussions. (seen here.)

    A summary: "The idea that you can whack your head hundreds of times in your life and knock yourself out and get up and be fine is gone," said Nowinski. "We know we can't do that anymore. This causes long-term damage."

    January 28, 2009

  • And pugilists?

    January 28, 2009

  • Presumably, but the study found this condition in six out of six former NFL players. The general statement is "athletes" so that would include pugilists.

    January 28, 2009

  • I saw this article. Frightening. You'd have thought this would have been determined years ago--how could it not cause long-term damage?

    January 28, 2009