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brain concussion


Definition: a clinical syndrome usually due to head trauma, characterized by immediate but transient impairment of cerebral function, principally alteration of consciousness, but also disturbance of vision and equilibrium, without any detectable structural brain damage.

Synonym(s): commotio cerebri

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