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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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That exposed him to the possibility of further blows to the head and he was diagnosed with a delayed concussion the following morning, ruling him out for the remainder of the match.
You cannot take any risks with concussion, which is why we have always said that all sports have to take an 'if in doubt, sit it out' approach.
But on day five, Cricket Australia released a statement that Smith had faced delayed concussion and as a result, the batsman was ruled out of day five of the second Test.
Data collected between 1996 and 2001 showed that NFL players were sidelined for six or fewer days after a concussion.
A year later, the concussion patients' sense of smell had returned to normal.
Additionally, a secondary analysis was not statistically powered to distinguish the relative efficacy of statin use before a concussion.
ANSWER: General recommendations to eat well and to drink fluids for hydration apply when recovering from a concussion. Limiting or avoiding caffeinated drinks like soft drinks, coffee, and tea can make it easier to get needed rest.
children seek treatment for mild traumatic brain injury, which includes concussion from sports and other causes.
Computed tomography scans may be warranted if there are signs of more serious concussion, such as vomiting, unconsciousness, and severe, worsening headaches, according to the guidelines released yesterday by the U.S.