spinal cord concussion


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spi·nal cord con·cus·sion

injury to the spinal cord due to a blow to the vertebral column with transient or prolonged dysfunction below the level of the lesion.
Synonym(s): spinal concussion

spi·nal cord con·cus·sion

(spī'năl kōrd kŏn-kŭsh'ŭn)
Injury to the spinal cord due to a blow to the vertebral column with transient or prolonged dysfunction below the level of the lesion.

concussion

a violent jar or shock, or the condition that results from such an injury.

brain concussion
loss of consciousness, transient or prolonged, due to a blow to the head; breathing often is unusually rapid or slow. Outward evidence of the injury may include bleeding, sometimes from the nose, and contusions (bruises). There may be residual signs such as local paralysis on recovery.
spinal cord concussion
may lead to temporary paresis or spinal shock, with possible local paralysis continuing after partial recovery.
concussion stunner
a sharp blow to the head sufficient to cause stunning may be used as a prelude to euthanasia or, in laboratory animals, as a means of euthanasia on its own.