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Glossary for Traumatic Brain Injury

  • 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
  • Cognitive impairment: General loss of mental or cognitive ability
  • Coma: Prolonged unconsciousness
  • Common cold: A cold is a relatively minor contagious infection of the nose and throat that can be caused by a number of different viruses (e.g. rhinoviruses, coronaviruses). There are over 200 different viruses that have the potential to cause the common cold. Although colds can cause discomfort they are not considered a serious condition.
  • Concussion: Brain injury causing loss of consciousness and bruising of the brain
  • Confusion: Mental confusion and impaired thinking.
  • Death: The cessation of life
  • Depressive symptoms: Inappropriate depressed mood.
  • Extradural hematoma: Bleeding in the skull outside the brain
  • Head injury: An injury to the head
  • Headache: In medicine a headache or cephalalgia is a symptom of a number of different conditions of the head and sometimes neck. Some of the causes are benign while others are medical emergencies. It ranks among the most common pain complaints
  • Irritability: Excessive feelings of annoyance or frustration.
  • Korsakoff's psychosis: Brain condition with progressive memory loss
  • Nausea: The queasy feeling of nausea and often also vomiting.
  • Nervous system conditions: Diseases affecting the nerves and the nervous system.
  • Pain conditions: Diseases characterized by pain and pain-like symptoms.
  • Permanent brain damage: A condition which is characterized by damage to the brains function that is permanent in nature
  • Personality change: Change in a person's behavior and personality
  • Subdural hematoma: Type of bleeding in the brain


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