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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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All rugby players, both professional and amateur, who suffered a suspected brain concussion while playing rugby and confirmed by our consultation with one neurologist, were included.
In some cases, however, residual effects of brain concussion may last for months, years--or indefinitely.
Having been severely tortured by security officers, Huitian is now suffering a brain concussion.
"The right eye moved slower than the left which is a sign of a possible brain concussion. I also examined Funai at the start of the fifth round and I asked him to look sideways.
The employees of the Ombudsman Institute on March 13 visited the 9-year-old girl, who was earlier hospitalized with the brain concussion, the Ombudsman Institute reported.
The forensic examiner's report confirmed that the victim died due a brain concussion and internal bleeding.
"If bruises and brain concussion, which were confirmed not by one doctor, but by the council of doctors, is interpreted by Mr.
The prosecution presented as witnesses, Brenda's daughter Cindy, the Chief of Police, the Justice of Peace who all reiterated and confirmed what happened as contained in Brenda's statement marked as exhibit 'C', and the health officer who testified on his findings that Gardo died of internal hemorrhage, brain concussion and compression as a result of blows of a hard instrument which crushed the nasal bone, the molar cheek, and jaw bones, smashed the dental arches leaving him toothless.
He received brain concussion. He was not robbed by attackers.