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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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There are no speculative zebras here, only the three highly documented horses of alcoholism, concussive trauma, and vascular disease, which do indeed account for all of Hemingway's symptoms.
Chronic traumatic encephalopathy: neurodegenera tion following repetitive concussive and subconcussive brain trauma.
"The pathology of that is better classified as dementia pugilistica and we kind of assumed it was only boxing related and you had to be exposed to a lot of concussive injuries.
This means I will give him a nice, slow, concussive beating.
Summary: David Haye has vowed to inflict a "slow, concussive beating" on Dereck Chisora after their all-British grudge match was confirmed.
Army veterans, active-duty and reserve-component soldiers who were denied Purple Heart awards for concussive or mild traumatic brain injuries (MTBIs), are encouraged to resubmit documentation for reconsideration of the medal.
* There is no way to predict the course of a concussive injury.
One recent study showed greater reduction in neurological activity among persons with two concussions, with reduced time between concussive events acting as an important mediator [16].
A fierce war of words between McKenzie and After a quiet, cagey opening round, Bellew belied his brawler reputation to remain largely elusive in rounds two and three, although McKenzie landed a pair of concussive rights.
In Afghanistan, you're being blown up." The large-scale concussive cerebral damage caused by improvised explosive devices, a new phenomenon in military medical treatment requiring lifetime care of the wounded, is examined.
Like a noiseless bomb losing nothing in its concussive force.