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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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Dr Brian Rogers, who carried out a post-mortem examination on the mum-of-two, said she suffered "catastrophic" internal bleeding, punctures to a lung and irreversible brain damage.
Alder Hey's lawyer and medical witnesses said the 21-month-old had suffered severe and irreversible brain damage.
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Qaysar's family said in a statement that he was shot three times in the head and suffered irreversible brain damage, adding that he had no weapons in his vehicle when shot.
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If such concentrations are mixed with room air, inhaled oxygen concentrations drop to low levels and the hypoxia may result in irreversible brain damage.
SPICE is leaving inmates with irreversible brain damage, according to the Prison Officer Association.
According to reports, the passengers were likely to have irreversible brain damage from the heat exposure.
If we look at the case of terminally ill 11-month-old Charlie Gard who has irreversible brain damage, where the Pope and Donald Trump have become involved, and brought the decades old debate of euthanasia and the use of life support to the forefront of global concerns, it tells us that life is the most precious thing on Earth.
Enrico died of irreversible brain damage in hospital on July 19, 1976 - 11 days after the attack.