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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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The rate of recurrent brain concussion within 3 months was 2/33 (6.1%) in the 33/35 (94.3%) patients who returned to rugby.
Clinical Signs of Brain Concussion at the Initial Examination Variable Value Anterograde Amnesia (a) 29/35 (82.9%) Median Duration, min 60 (5-600) Loss of Consciousness (a) 17/35 (48.6%) Retrograde Amnesia (a) 8/35 (22.9%) Median Duration, min 37.5 (5-2000) (a) Data are presented as No.
Because of the confusion regarding sexuality and brain injury, many people believe sexual desire increases after a brain concussion. Individuals who have concussions may seem preoccupied with sex, speak about sex at inappropriate times, or demonstrate inappropriate behaviors.
During the last 3 months he is the editor-in-chief of the Osh Shamy newspaper.The reporter has brain concussion and several his ribs broken, doctors said.
4 with closed wounds and four people were taken to the National Hospital with brain concussion, including one pregnant woman who was later taken to the maternity hospital.
Hinacom provides high-speed connectivity for transferring data across hospitals, while Apex K provides brain rehabilitation technology for patients suffering from brain concussions. Avanza provides a command centre that offers details such as the number of available beds across hospitals.
Boston University is among the leaders studying brain concussions. Northern Arizona this year won a grant of nearly half a million dollars to study concussion reporting behaviors.
Last September, skinheads assaulted a school for the handicapped in the eastern city of Stendal, injuring five already-crippled German children, including two girls who suffered brain concussions. German officials indicate that Nazis were responsible for more than 4,500 attacks against foreigners that left at least seventeen dead and hundreds injured in 1992.
Young football players who receive blows to the head while on the gridiron can develop potentially deadly brain concussions even if they do not lose consciousness immediately after the injury, cautions a group of Colorado physicians.