brain damage


noun Pathology.

injury or harm, congenital or acquired, to the tissues of the brain resulting from inadequate oxygen supply, trauma, or other cause.

Related forms

brain-dam·aged, adjective
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Medicine definitions for brain damage

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.
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