from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Injury to the brain that is caused by various conditions, such as head trauma, inadequate oxygen supply, infection, or intracranial hemorrhage, and that may be associated with a behavioral or functional abnormality.
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- n. injuries to the nervous system
- n. stupidity
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- n. 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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If he’s not breathing on his own, we’re talking four minutes from off-the-ventilator to dead, and probably with brain damage setting in before that.”
High-pitched crying after receiving the vaccine, Young said, “may be indicative of brain damage in the recipient child.”