Definition of encephalopathy
: a disease of the brain; especially : one involving alterations of brain structure
encephalopathicplay \in-ˌse-fə-lə-ˈpa-thik\ adjective
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Deer now had their own transmissible spongiform encephalopathy.
His brain will be sent to the renowned Boston University lab that studies chronic traumatic encephalopathy in former NFL players.
These are severe disorders presenting in early infancy or childhood with profound weakness, encephalopathy, seizures and liver failure.
In February, another study said that four former soccer players with advanced dementia were also found to have chronic traumatic encephalopathy, commonly known as CTE.
The cows developed a prion disease of their own, called bovine spongiform encephalopathy, nicknamed mad cow disease.
All of the precautions lessen the risk of bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or mad cow disease.
The encephalopathy had lessened, doctors determined, and she had been moved from intensive care to a private room.
But there is no reliable test to detect the injury, called chronic traumatic encephalopathy, in its earliest stages.
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