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accident

 [ak´sĭ-dent]
an unforeseen occurrence, especially one of an injurious nature.
cerebral vascular accident (cerebrovascular accident (CVA)) stroke syndrome.

ac·ci·dent

(ak'si-dent),
An unplanned or unintended but sometimes predictable event leading to injury, for example, in traffic, industry, or a domestic setting, or such an event developing in the course of a disease.
[L. ac-cido, to happen]

accident

[ak′sidənt]
Etymology: L, accidere, to happen
any unexpected or unplanned event that may result in death, injury, property damage, or a combination of serious effects. The victim may or may not be directly involved in the cause of the accident. Accidents frequently are the result of both physical and mental factors that can result in unsafe operating systems at work, home, or other sites.

Accident

Managed care An event that is unforeseen, unexpected, and unintended.
Neurology See Cerebrovascular accident.
Public health An unintentional and/or unexpected event or occurrence that may result in injury or death. RTAs/MVAs are the most common cause of accidental death in developed countries.

accident

Managed care An event that is unforeseen, unexpected, and unintended Neurology See Cerebrovascular accident Public health An unintentional and/or unexpected event or ocurrence that may result in injury or death; MVAs are the most common cause of accidental death in developed countries. See Hit&run accident, Motor vehicle accident.

ac·ci·dent

(ak'si-dĕnt)
An unanticipated but often predictable event leading to injury (e.g., in traffic, industry, or a domestic setting) or such an event that develops in the course of a disease.
[L. ac-cido, to happen]

ac·ci·dent

(ak'si-dĕnt)
An unplanned or unintended but sometimes predictable event leading to injury, or such an event developing in the course of a disease.
[L. ac-cido, to happen]

accident,

n 1. an unusual, unforeseen event.
n 2. an unusual or unexpected result attending the performance of a usual or necessary act or event.
n 3. occurring without intent or happening by chance. The term does not have a precise legal definition but is generally used to indicate that an occurrence was not the result of negligence.
accident, cerebrovascular (CVA)
(stroke)
n apoplexy resulting from hemorrhage into the brain or occlusion of the cerebral vessels from an embolism or thrombosis. It can result in paralysis (mainly one side), speech difficulties, and difficulty in maintaining personal hygiene, including oral care.
accident, unavoidable,
n an accident not occasioned, either remotely or directly, by the want of such care or skill as the law holds every person bound to exercise; occurring without fault or negligence.

Patient discussion about accident

Q. Dizziness and vomiting after a car accident, what can it be? Two days ago I was in a car accident and a car rear ended me. I went to the emergency room and was checked up and was discharged saying all is ok. Following the next morning I woke up and the whole room was spinning. I feel nauseous and find it hard to do daily activities. What do I have?

A. It could be Vertigo. The sudden onset of vertigo usually indicates a peripheral vestibular disorder.
Symptoms of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) usually last a few seconds to a few minutes and are intermittent (i.e., come and go). They also may include lightheadedness, imbalance, and nausea, usually as a result of a change in position (e.g., rolling over in bed, getting out of bed). Please consult your GP about these symptoms.

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The recent statistics show that Ajman recorded a decrease of 5 per cent in the number of deaths caused by traffic accidents with 18 fatalities recorded in 2017 as compared to 19 deaths in 2016.
The recognition of traffic-accident investigation reports prepared by authorized persons other than policemen could ease traffic after accidents, as the waiting period for the response and preparation of the report is lessened.
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Of the accidents recorded in 2016, 35,900 are accidents at the workplace while 2,145 are commuting accidents.
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