Medical Dictionary

dementia pugilistica

noun dementia pu·gi·lis·ti·ca \-ˌpyü-jə-ˈlis-tə-kə\

Medical Definition of DEMENTIA PUGILISTICA

:  a syndrome affecting boxers that is caused by cumulative cerebral injuries and is characterized by impaired cognitive processes (as thinking and remembering), parkinsonism, impaired and often slurred speech, and slow poorly coordinated movements especially of the legs


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