encephalopathy encephalopathy  /ɛn ˌsɛ fə ˈlɔ pə θi/

Definition(s):

  • (n) any disorder or disease of the brain

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Usage(s):

  1. Nine-year-old Ashley, who was born with a rare brain condition known as static encephalopathy, at home in the state of Washington.
  2. On the second day of hospitalization, she began to suffer from hypoxic encephalopathy her brain was not receiving enough oxygen and she was put on a ventilator.
  3. Even as the furor over bovine spongiform encephalopathy dies down, passionate concern about the possible solution is growing online.

News

  1. Concussions: Spotting first concussion critical - Sun, 16 Jun 2013 PST

    An athlete receiving a second concussion before fully recovering from the first falls into a dangerous category known as Secondary Impact Syndrome (SIS). One leading expert on such injuries, Dr. Robert Cantu of the Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy at the Boston University School of Medicine, believes that 50 percent of these SIS incidents result in death.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Spokesman-Review

  2. Coroner: Summerville woman's death ruled accidental

    The Dorchester County Coroner's Office has ruled the death of a Summerville woman as an accident following an investigation. Coroner Chris Nisbet says Tabetha Grooms cause of death was anoxic encephalopathy due to blunt force injury to head due to fall.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Live 5 News Charleston

Quotes

  1. "The results confirm the presence of (bovine spongiform encephalopathy) in this animal," Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns said at a Friday news conference.
    on Jun 24, 2005 By: Mike Johanns Source: WSOCtv.com

  2. In marking the advent of the new rules yesterday, Canadian Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Chuck Strahl said the government "has taken a significant step toward accelerating the elimination of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) from Canadian...
    on Jul 13, 2007 By: Chuck Strahl Source: CIDRAP

  3. "I was saddened today, but not surprised, to learn that Andrew 'Test' Martin was suffering from Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), a progressive degenerative brain disease caused by repetitive trauma, when he passed away," Nowinski said....
    on Dec 9, 2009 By: Chris Nowinski Source: Pro Wrestling Torch

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