Definition of Concussion

1. Noun. Injury to the brain caused by a blow; usually resulting in loss of consciousness.

Generic synonyms: Accidental Injury, Injury
Derivative terms: Concuss



2. Noun. Any violent blow.
Generic synonyms: Blow, Bump
Derivative terms: Concuss

Definition of Concussion

1. n. A shaking or agitation; a shock; caused by the collision of two bodies.

Definition of Concussion

1. Noun. a violent collision or shock ¹

2. Noun. an injury to part of the body, most especially the brain, caused by a violent blow, followed by loss of function ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Concussion

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Concussion

1. A more serious form of head injury that is characterised by one or more of the following features: loss of consciousness, amnesia, seizure or a change in mentation. See: brain contusion. (05 Jan 1998)

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Literary usage of Concussion

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1. A Treatise on Medical Jurisprudence by Francis Wharton, Moreton Stillé (1860)
"concussion of the brain.—This terra is applied to those cases in which, either from direct or indirect violence to the head, the brain receives a shock ..."

2. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1915)
"—$12000—railway postal clerk, 21 years of age, earning $1150 per year—concussion of spine, disorder of bowels and urinary organs, partial paralysis, ..."

3. A System of surgery v.2: Pathological, Diagnostic, Therapeutic, and Operative by Samuel David Gross (1872)
"THE most important surgical affections of the spinal cord are concussion, ... I.—concussion. concussion of the cord Is produced by accidents similar to ..."

4. Diseases of the Nervous System Resulting from Accident and Injury by Pearce Bailey (1906)
"concussion OF THE BRAIN concussion of the brain is a term applied to the ... Anatomical lesions sufficient to explain concussion are yet to be demonstrated. ..."

5. Diseases of the nervous system resulting from accident and injury by Pearce Bailey (1909)
"concussion OF THE BRAIN concussion of the brain is a term applied to the ... Anatomical lesions sufficient to explain concussion are yet to be demonstrated. ..."

6. The Medical Times and Gazette (1858)
"LECTURE ON concussion OF THE BRAIN. (Continued.] IN illustration of this intense congestion, you will also find a strongly-marked case, reported by M. ..."

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