brain damage

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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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After practicing both conventional ICU care and nursing home "slow dying" care for eight years in 2006, I fell ill at age 42, from a traumatic brain injury, chronic stress from running behind in the income-overhead-paying-taxes game, also chronic stockpiling of toxins from China (DDT, heavy metals and 8 root canals and a mouth full of mercury).
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