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Brain Injury

A more specific term than head injury.  Damage to the brain that results in impairments in one or more functions, including: arousal, attention, language, memory, reasoning, abstract thinking, judgment, problem solving, sensory abilities, perceptual abilities, motor abilities, psychosocial behavior, information processing and speech.  The damage may be caused by external physical force, insufficient blood supply, toxic substances, malignancy, disease-producing organisms, congenital disorders, birth trauma or degenerative processes.


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