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CTE is an acronym for Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. It is progressive brain damage, which is caused by repeated blows to the head…
CTE, Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, is a brain disorder that is degenerative and progressive. It occurs as a result of repetitive head impacts (RHIs). CTE has been found in people without a history of concussions. Concussions may add to the likelihood of getting CTE, but the biggest factor seems to be the length of time exposed to sub concussive hits, RHIs.
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