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Contact Sports and Brain Injuries: The Effect of Boxing, Football, Rugby, etc. on the Brain: Home

This guide provides reliable sources regarding the connection between contact sports and brain injuries, especially chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).

Contact Sports and Brain Injuries

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Brain Trauma Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) Concussion Contact Sports Sports Injuries Sports Medicine

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Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Defined

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

kron-ik[ truh-mat-ik, traw-, trou- ] [ en-sef-uh-lop-uh-thee ]

a progressive degenerative neurological diesease caused by the repeated cerebral concussion or milder traumatic brain injury and characterized by memory loss, behavioral disturbances, speech problems, slowed movement, etc.  The disease was first indentited in boxers.  Abbreviation: CTE


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