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Term: Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2008-11-18


Damage to the brain due to a sudden head trauma (e.g., an object striking the head or puncturing the brain). Some symptoms of a mild TBI are headache, confusion, dizziness, blurred vision, fatigue, and impaired memory or concentration. Some symptoms of a moderate or severe TBI include mild TBI symptoms, nausea, seizures, an inability to regain consciousness, slurred speech, and poor coordination ( National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, 2008 ).


  • National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Traumatic Brain Injury Information page. Available from: [Related Links] (View)

Term used in 

  • Brownell M, De Coster C, Penfold R, Derksen S, Au W, Schultz J, Dahl M. Manitoba Child Health Atlas Update. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2008. [Report] [Summary] [Additional Materials] (View)

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