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brain damage

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.

brain′-dam′aged (-dăm′ĭjd) adj.
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Noun1.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.
nervous disorder, neurological disease, neurological disorder - a disorder of the nervous system
harm, hurt, injury, trauma - any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.
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Subjects and Method: The study is based upon deviation patterns of Bender Gestalt Test protocols of 90 schizophrenic, brain damaged and normal (30 in each group) males in the age range of 20-60 years.
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The objective of the present study is to explore the diagnostic markers on Bender Gestalt Test for the identification of schizophrenia and brain damaged patients.
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Doctors won the legal right last October not to resuscitate 17-month-old Charlotte Wyatt, from Portsmouth, after arguing that she was brain damaged and 'had no feeling other than continuing pain'.
Oscar-winning actor Sir Anthony Hopkins has revealed his mother once thought he was brain damaged because he was a poor student.
Brian Goldie's victim, 26-year-old Thomas Logan, of Airdrie, Lanarkshire, is now permanently brain damaged.
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