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any degenerative disease of the brain.
AIDS encephalopathy HIV encephalopathy.
anoxic encephalopathy hypoxic encephalopathy.
biliary encephalopathy (bilirubin encephalopathy) kernicterus.
bovine spongiform encephalopathy a prion disease of adult cattle in the British Isles with neurologic symptoms. It is transmitted by feed containing protein in the form of meat and bone meal derived from infected animals. The etiologic agent is also the cause of new variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. Called also mad cow disease.
boxer's encephalopathy (boxer's traumatic encephalopathy) a syndrome due to cumulative head blows absorbed in the boxing ring, characterized by slowing of mental function, occasional bouts of confusion, and scattered memory loss. It may progress to the more serious boxer's dementia. See also postconcussional syndrome.
dialysis encephalopathy a degenerative disease of the brain associated with longterm use of hemodialysis, marked by speech disorders and constant myoclonic jerks, progressing to global dementia.
hepatic encephalopathy a condition, usually occurring secondary to advanced liver disease, marked by disturbances of consciousness that may progress to deep coma (hepatic coma), psychiatric changes of varying degree, flapping tremor, and fetor hepaticus.
HIV encephalopathy (HIV-related encephalopathy) a progressive primary encephalopathy caused by infection with human immunodeficiency virus type I, manifested by a variety of cognitive, motor, and behavioral abnormalities. Called also AIDS encephalopathy.
hypernatremic encephalopathy a severe hemorrhagic encephalopathy induced by the hyperosmolarity accompanying hypernatremia and dehydration.
hypertensive encephalopathy a complex of cerebral phenomena such as headache, convulsions, and coma that occur in the course of malignant hypertension.
hypoxic encephalopathy encephalopathy caused by hypoxia from either decreased rate of blood flow or decreased oxygen content of arterial blood; mild cases cause temporary intellectual, visual, and motor disturbances, and severe cases can cause permanent brain damage within five minutes. Called also anoxic encephalopathy.
lead encephalopathy brain disease caused by lead poisoning.
mitochondrial encephalopathy encephalopathy associated with mitochondrial abnormalities, such as melas syndrome and merrf syndrome.
portal-systemic encephalopathy (portasystemic encephalopathy) hepatic encephalopathy.
progressive subcortical encephalopathy Schilder's disease.
subacute spongiform encephalopathy (transmissible spongiform encephalopathy) prion disease.
traumatic encephalopathy
Wernicke's encephalopathy a neurological disorder characterized by confusion, apathy, drowsiness, ataxia of gait, nystagmus, and ophthalmoplegia; it is due to thiamine deficiency, usually from chronic alcohol abuse. It is almost invariably accompanied by or followed by korsakoff's syndrome and frequently accompanied by other nutritional polyneuropathies. See also wernicke-korsakoff syndrome.
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trau·mat·ic en·ceph·a·lop·a·thy

an encephalopathy resulting from structural brain injury.
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trau·mat·ic en·ceph·a·lop·a·thy

(traw-mat'ik en-sef'a-lop'ă-thē)
An encephalopathy resulting from structural brain injury.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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Bennet Omalu discovered the devastating effects of multiple concussions and the connection of these injuries with the degenerative disease known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).
* Compare current pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatment strategies for management of a range of disorders, including Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders, Women's Mental Health, Depression, Schizophrenia, Geriatric Psychiatry, Sexual Dysfunction, Chronic Pain, Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, ADHD and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)
There are no guidelines regarding the imaging for chronic traumatic brain injury and chronic traumatic encephalopathy as a result of a fight injury.
This condition, chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, is characterized by the accumulation of tau proteins in the brain, similar to Alzheimer's disease.
- Dublin, Ireland-based clinical-stage biotech company United Neuroscience (UNS) plans to develop a vaccine for the prevention of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a progressive neurodegenerative disorder that affects people with a history of repetitive brain trauma, including athletes who participate in contact sports as well as military personnel and victims of domestic violence, the company said.
Diagnosis was major neurocognitive disorder, chronic traumatic encephalopathy, and major depressive disorder based on history and neuropsychological testing.
At Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow he met Dr Willie Stewart, the pathologist who discovered Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) in former England and West Brom player Jeff Astle's brain after he died in 2002, aged just 59.
Jeff, who scored many of his 174 goals for Albion with his head, was only 59 when he died in 2002 of a form of dementia known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy. A landmark verdict of death by industrial injury was recorded by the coroner.
Bennet Omalu's autobiography tells the complete story of how the Nigeria-born pathologist discovered brain damage in football players - what is now referred to as chronic traumatic encephalopathy If you saw the film Concussion, starring Will Smith, you know that Bennet Omalu is the unlikely figure who rocked the foundation of the National Football League and all of football with his scientific research.
Over time, this can lead to progressive brain disorders like chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), and create problems with mood and movement.
In 2005, forensic pathologist Dr Bennet Omalu published a groundbreaking study (1) that, for the first time, showed a link between American football and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a progressive degenerative brain disease that has been detected in people who have suffered a severe blow or repeated blows to the head.
Department of Veterans Affairs, discovered elevated levels of a protein called CCL11 in the brains of dead football players with Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), but not in the brains of healthy people or people with Alzheimer's disease.