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injury

Law a violation or infringement of another person's rights that causes him harm and is actionable at law

injury

[′in·jə·rē]
(medicine)
A structural or functional stress or trauma that induces a pathologic process.
Damage resulting from the stress.
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Primary brain injury can be followed by secondary brain damage as the result of disturbances in cerebral blood flow and metabolism (CERNAK, 2005).
Primary brain injury is defined as that injury that occurs at the time of the initial event, the clearest example being the point during which a bullet enters the brain and causes damage to the cerebral tissues, resulting in an insufficient blood supply to those areas.
The primary brain injury period is generally short in duration, partly due to restrictions of the brain itself.