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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The star revealed that her 13-month-old son Hart who is suffering from irreversible brain damage is doing well now.
Dr Matthew Bromley, of Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust, said in a report despite medics' best efforts Miss Seale had suffered irreversible brain damage, and eventually after discussion with her parents a decision was taken to withdraw treatment.
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Megan suffered irreversible brain damage and died two days after the meal in December 2016.
Area coroner for Cheshire, Claire Welch, told the inquest in Warrington Miss McDermott died from asphyxiation and irreversible brain damage and she could not be certain it was Miss McDermott's intention to kill herself and so it could not be confirmed as suicide.
Mr Bonner was rushed to hospital but died 16 days later due to irreversible brain damage suffered from his brain being starved of oxygen and blood.
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Myles Oakley was born on May 7 2015 at Russells Hall Hospital in Dudley with irreversible brain damage after distress during labour and needed to be resuscitated.