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punchdrunk

 [punch´drunk]
a traumatic encephalopathy of prizefighters resulting from cumulative cerebral concussions, with general slowing of mental functions, bouts of confusion, and scattered memory loss.

punch·drunk syn·drome

a condition seen in boxers (that is, pugilists), often years after their retirement, and presumably caused by repeated cerebral injury; characterized by weakness in the lower limbs, unsteadiness of gait, slowness of muscular movements, tremors of hands, dysarthria, and slow cerebration.

punchdrunk

/punch·drunk/ (punch´drunk) boxer's dementia.

punchdrunk

An imprecise term pert. to the behavioral consequences of traumatic brain injury in boxers who have received many blows to the head. If severe, cognitive and motor functions of the brain may be affected. Symptoms may resemble those of Parkinson's disease. Synonym: dementia pugilistica
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