Dementia Pugilistica Definition

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A condition seen especially in boxers, 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 cognitive impairment.
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A neurodegenerative disease or dementia associated with repeated concussions, as in boxers.


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