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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

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]

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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