brain damage

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n brain damage injury to the brain that impairs its functions (especially permanently); can be caused by trauma to the head, infection, hemorrhage, inadequate oxygen, genetic abnormality, etc.
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Usage

In literature:

A weight seemed to rest upon her brain, impeding, though not damaging its action.
"The Voyage Out" by Virginia Woolf
Five splinters were removed and a portion of the damaged brain-substance, and a small artery was tied with catgut.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
Doctor says you've got a cracked rib or two from the CPR, but there's no brain damage.
"Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom" by Cory Doctorow
Besides, the most common damage is brain lesions and burst blood vessels.
"The Status Civilization" by Robert Sheckley
Mr. Wendell's brain was hopelessly damaged; he never recovered his sanity or control of his body.
"Suite Mentale" by Gordon Randall Garrett
The three scientists who have fallen victim show the same signs of brain damage.
"The Electronic Mind Reader" by John Blaine
I know you've done The Master more damage than I have, but you'll just run your head into a trap unless you use your brains.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, August 1930" by Various
As little as one dose can cause brain damage.
"What Works: Schools Without Drugs" by United States Department of Education
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In news:

Dexter suffered a broken pelvis, a cracked femur, nerve damage to his hands, a concussion, bleeding on the brain, and a spine fractured in two places.
The City Council today voted to pay $6.25 million to a man who suffered brain damage and permanent disability when he was hit by a drunken city worker who plowed his pickup truck into a crowd on a Gold Coast sidewalk.
A key City Council committee today endorsed paying $6.25 million to a man who suffered brain damage and permanent disability after a drunken city worker plowed his pickup into a crowd on a Gold Coast sidewalk.
Research shows that children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) generally DO NOT have brain damage or brain pathologies.
Considerably less terrifying than their previous collab, "I Wanna Get High, But I Don't Want Brain Damage".
Geoff Stults is brain-damaged private detective with an unusual ability to find people.
These fruits contain antioxidants that fight off free radicals known to damage neurons in the brain (and potentially harm your memory).
Smoking Can Seriously Damage Your Brain.
It seems exciting at first, but you'll surely end up with permanent brain damage.
Goon Star Liev Schreiber Disagrees on Hockey Brain Damage.
Creatures that do violent things to their heads, like rams and woodpeckers among them, have very dense skulls, small brains and little fluid, all of which help reduce the chance of damage.
Supreme Court won't hear racially motivated case that left victim brain-damaged.
SACRAMENTO — UC Davis researchers have found that uncontrolled high blood pressure damages the structure and function of brains among people in their 40s or even younger.
Blood pressure that's even a little high is risking damage to the structural integrity of his brain that may be evident by the age of 40, says a new study.
More than 200 infants have been treated with a technique that helps head off brain damage and other debilitating conditions.
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In science:

Similarly, the neural circuitry in the human brain requires efficient signal transmission and robustness against damage while being constrained in volume.
Damage Spreading in Spatial and Small-world Random Boolean Networks
USA 95 (1998) 10954-10959. S. Nogawa, F. Zhang, M.E. Ross, C. Iadecola, Cyclo-oxygenase-2 gene expression in neurons contributes to ischemic brain damage, J.
Wide therapeutic time window for nimesulide neuroprotection in a model of transient focal cerebral ischemia in the rat
Dempsey, Antisense knockdown of the glial glutamate transporter GLT-1, but not the neuronal glutamate transporter EAAC1, exacerbates transient focal cerebral ischemia-induced neuronal damage in rat brain, J.
Wide therapeutic time window for nimesulide neuroprotection in a model of transient focal cerebral ischemia in the rat
Brain Res. 927, 212-215. Candelario-Jalil, E., Mhadu, N.H., Al-Dalain, S.M., Martínez, G., León, O.S., 2001. Time course of oxidative damage in different brain regions following transient cerebral ischemia in gerbils.
Neuroprotective efficacy of nimesulide against hippocampal neuronal damage following transient forebrain ischemia
Brain Pathol. 10, 95-112. Dore, S., Sugo, N., Isakson, P.C., Worley, P., Traystman, R.J., Koehler, R.C., Hurn, P.D., Andreasson, K., 2001. Neuronal expression of cyclooxygenase-2 increases stroke damage.
Neuroprotective efficacy of nimesulide against hippocampal neuronal damage following transient forebrain ischemia
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