from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The physical or psychological condition produced by trauma.
- n. A wound or injury.
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- n. A physical or mental injury that is the result of trauma
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A wound or injury directly produced by causes external to the body; also, violence producing a wound or injury.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Any morbid condition produced by wounds or other external violence; trauma.
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The author finds fault with the common use of the word traumatism in the sense of trauma, and correctly draws attention to the fact that traumatism should express a general condition, whereas, trauma should be used as indicative of a local lesion.
Decisions based on psycholocal traumatism lack in logic and good sense.
"Up to now, we have met a hundred severe cases of traumatism," said the NTC Director, who explained that most of the patients are women who were raped and then fell pregnant, or people whose minds are inhabited by the horrors experienced during the genocide.
Acute bursitis and thecitis is of frequent occurrence in horses because of direct injury from contusion, punctures and other forms of traumatism.
Affections of this articulation other than those which are produced by traumatism are rare.
The subject is treated under the following headings: "Generalities," in which is discussed the historical development of our knowledge of the effects of traumatism, the etiology, the evolution of the various disturbances, and the legal side of the questions at issue.
Under this point of view, he attacks his problem, and with considerable success An admirable brief historical review of traumatism in relation to the nervous system constitutes a valuable section of the book, in which he brings out the conflicting views which have prevailed since the earlier work of Erichsen down through the fundamental investigations of Westphal, Charcot, Knapp, Oppenheim and others.
And he grew technical, spoke of blood pressures taken, of traumatism superinducing prolonged coma, of this and that which made no impression on the banker.
_Laryngeal stenosis in the newborn_ may be due to various anomalies of the larynx or trachea, or to traumatism of these structures during delivery.
_Acute laryngeal stenosis in infants, from laryngeal perichondritis_, may be a delayed result of traumatism to the laryngeal cartilages during delivery.