brain concussion

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brain con·cus·sion

a clinical syndrome usually due to head trauma, characterized by immediate but transient impairment of cerebral function, principally alteration of consciousness, but also disturbance of vision and equilibrium, without any detectable structural brain damage.
Synonym(s): commotio cerebri

brain concussion

Cerebral concussion Neurology An acute change in level of neurologic function which is usually linked to trauma to the head Clinical Prolonged unconsciousness, memory loss, vision defects, loss of equilibrium, dyspnea, pupillary dilation

brain con·cus·sion

(brān kŏn-kŭsh'ŭn)
A clinical syndrome due to mechanical, usually traumatic, forces; characterized by immediate and transient impairment of neural function (e.g., alteration of consciousness, disturbance of vision and equilibrium).

brain con·cus·sion

(brān kŏn-kŭsh'ŭn)
Clinical syndrome usually due to head trauma, characterized by immediate but transient impairment of cerebral function, principally alteration of consciousness, but also disturbance of vision and equilibrium, without any detectable structural brain damage.

Patient discussion about brain concussion

Q. What is a concussion? How do you treat it? My child fell and hit his head and passed out. We went to the hospital and they say it’s a concussion and he’ll be fine. Can some one explain what it is exactly?

A. When your brain gets hit hard- this is concussion. But there’s a nice short video about it with a nice pediatrician that explains it:
http://www.5min.com/Video/Dealing-with-Baby-Head-Injuries-7104

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