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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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EyeGuide Focus, a 10-second concussion detection tool, measures neurocognitive impairment quickly and reliably, following established research protocols to return quantifiable results, aiding athletic trainers and other healthcare providers in making informed decisions on concussions.
New research suggests concussion may not significantly impair symptoms or cognitive skills for one gender over another, however, women may still experience greater symptoms and poorer cognitive performance at preseason testing.
Dubai: There is more awareness of concussion in UAE sport as a result of the National Football League (NFL) scandal than ever before, according to former Arabian Gulf Rugby Football Union (AGRFU) centre Taif Al Delamie.
The Dublin full-back penned a letter to a national newspaper in February expressing concern about the fact that Ireland hooker Rory Best was in line to play in the Six Nations against France despite having suffered a concussion against Italy only days before.
I first became interested in pediatric athletic concussion when my youngest son played high school football in the late '90s.
A student athlete with a concussion doesn't face challenges only in returning to play.
RUGBY players suffering from concussion should be permanently removed from the field of play and immediately referred to a medical practitioner, according to new guidelines published by the Welsh Rugby Union.
When I grew up in Maine I got a concussion and two broken front teeth from playing pond hockey,'' said the mother of three who proudly proclaims to be the source of her middle child's competitive streak.
The threat of concussion has raised parental anxiety about football to a high level, and with good reason.
The law requires training on concussion awareness and reduction for high school athletic directors and coaches.
The topics covered in "Conquering Concussion" include: Head injuries in history, from Henry VIII to Elvis Presley; What happens in concussion, the many symptoms that may appear, and problems with standard testing and treatments; The origins, supporting research, and results of neurofeedback including detailed case histories of children, adults, and soldiers with memory problems, severe head pain, insomnia, ADHD and PTSD.
This work reports on the findings of the Institute of Medicine-National Research Council Committee on Sports-Related Concussion in Youth.