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concussion

a jarring of the brain, caused by a blow or a fall, usually resulting in loss of consciousness

concussion

[kən′kəsh·ən]
(engineering)
Shock waves in the air caused by an explosion underground or at the surface or by a heavy blow directly to the ground surface during excavation, quarrying, or blasting operations.
(medicine)
A state of shock following traumatic injury, especially cerebral trauma, in which there is temporary functional impairment without physical evidence of damage to impaired tissues.
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The rate of recurrent brain concussion within 3 months was 2/33 (6.
In some cases, however, residual effects of brain concussion may last for months, years--or indefinitely.
The forensic examiner's report confirmed that the victim died due a brain concussion and internal bleeding.
Neurologists and neurosurgeons diagnosed him with brain concussion and closed craniocerebral injury.
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.