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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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Because of a small number of individuals with more than two concussive events (n = 6), analysis was restricted to the first two events.
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Concussive injuries remain one of the most complex and poorly understood athletic injuries.
A concussive blast followed that horrible sound, and it momentarily left the airman paralyzed.
Referral to a neurologist or neurosurgeon with expertise in concussive injury is recommended for patients who exhibit persistent neurological or cognitive symptoms for longer than this.
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That match was marked by a sickening concussive injury to Aussie captain and second-row David Giffin and a try from Joe Roff which saw an Argentinian defenderclearly blocked by an Australian dummy runner.
Since then, the gene, which is the major lipid-carrying protein in the central nervous system, has been linked to dementia in boxers following chronic concussive injury, faster progression to disability in multiple sclerosis patients, and a poor outcome after traumatic brain injury.
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