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Glossary for Concussion

  • Accident or injury conditions: Medical conditions caused by accidents or physical injuries.
  • Brain conditions: Medical conditions that affect the brain
  • Brain damage: Damage to the brain from various causes
  • Cerebral hemorrhage: Bleeding in the brain
  • Coma: Prolonged unconsciousness
  • Death: The cessation of life
  • Epilepsy: Brain condition causing seizures or spasms.
  • Head Conditions: Conditions that affect the head
  • Head injury: An injury to the head
  • Irritability: Excessive feelings of annoyance or frustration.
  • Memory loss: The loss of ones ability to recall from their memory.
  • Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: Mild brain injury caused by trauma, accident or injury
  • Permanent brain damage: A condition which is characterized by damage to the brains function that is permanent in nature
  • Post-traumatic epilepsy: Recurring seizures that after some sort of trauma that results in injury to the brain. The seizures may be partial or generalized. The severity of the disorder is determined by the degree of damage to the brain.
  • Reflex symptoms: Changes to the nerve reflexes
  • Subdural hematoma: Type of bleeding in the brain
  • Syncope: Temporary loss of conciousness or fainting.
  • Tinnitus: Hearing noises in the ears: ringing, roaring, clicks, whistling, or hissing.
  • Traumatic Brain Injury: Brain injury from trauma or accident.
  • Unconsciousness: Loss of consciousness that may result from a wide variety of causes. An unconscious person is usually completely unresponsive to their environment or people around them. Unconsciousness can occur as a result of brain injury, lack of oxygen or poisoning as well as numerous other conditions.


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