Concussion - prolonged ischemia • Alzheimer’s disease...

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Concussion – slight and transient brain injury Contusion – traumatic injury that destroys brain tissue Coma –total nonresponsiveness to stimulation CVA – cerebrovascular accident – may cause medulla oblongata to be wedged into foramen magnum by pressure of blood Intracranial hemorrhage – after head injury,retention of water by brain Cerebral edema – results when a brain region is deprived of blood or exposed to
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Unformatted text preview: prolonged ischemia • Alzheimer’s disease – progressive degeneration of the brain with abnormal protein deposits • Multiple sclerosis – autoimmune disorder with extensive demyelination • Transient ischemic attack (TIA) – a mini stroke;fleeting symptoms of a CVA...
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  • Fall '08
  • Staff
  • Traumatic brain injury, brain tissue, Transient ischemic attack, transient brain injury, Coma –total nonresponsiveness

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