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1. A violent shaking or jarring.
2. An injury of a soft structure, as the brain, resulting from a blow or violent shaking. Synonym(s): commotio
[L. concussio, fr. con- cutio, pp. -cussus, to shake violently]
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A concussion; a violent shaking or “rattling” of the brain, or shock secondary thereto.
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Visual acuity at presentation was hand movement (HM) at 1 meter in affected eye with hyphema, traumatic cataract, iridodialysis and severe commotio retinae.
All impacts were timed to the vulnerable window for VF induction in commotio cordis (10 to 40 msec prior to the peak of the T-wave) [3].
(7) Less common causes include aortic rupture in Marfan syndrome, myocarditis, valvular disease (aortic stenosis, mitral valve prolapse) and the ion channelopathies (long QT syndrome, Brugada syndrome, catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia), and blunt chest trauma causing malignant arrhythmia (commotio cordis).
Sit salus vestra protectio et misericordia dominus Deus noster, qui air: 'Sine me nihil potestis facere.' Commotio magna est in mundo; et in mentibus multorum infidelitas et in nomine monachorum neglegentia.
Nonpenetrating blunt trauma that induces ventricular arrhythmia in a normal heart, known as commotio cordis, ac counts for another 20% of sudden cardiac death (SCD) cases.
In the absence of structural abnormality and cardiovascular disease, SD during sports activities may follow a blunt blow to the chest resulting in commotio cordis.
In a sermon on Matthew 5:22, Bonaventure quotes the glossa as saying that "anger is with cause, and not an illicit commotio but rather a judgment, when one is not angry with one's brother but at sin." (34) This argument appears rather late in Bonaventure's treatment of Matthew 5:22.
In a kind of manifesto for his presentation Lawson says, among other things: From the Little Suite for Strings (1888) to Commotio for organ (1931) one constant theme unites a wide gulf of musical development and style.
In addition, commotio cordis cannot be screened for or prevented, and the only cure is defibrillation."
Commotio cordis (a Latin phrase meaning "commotion of the heart") is the term for a blunt, nonpenetrating blow to the chest that occurs during a 20-millisecond window and triggers an irregular heartbeat called ventricular fibrillation.
The cause of death was cardiac arrest, but it is not known whether this was spontaneous or a rare reaction known as commotio cordis.

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