Bicycle and Motorcycle Helmets Glossary of Terms

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Brain: The portion of the central nervous system that is located within the skull. It func...

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Cervical: Having to do with any kind of neck, including the neck on which the head is perc...

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Critical care: The specialized care of patients whose conditions are life-threatening and ...

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Head injury: Damage to any of the structures of the head as a result of trauma. While the ...

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Injury: Harm or hurt. To harm, hurt, or wound. The word injure may be in physical or emot...

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Intervention: The act of intervening, interfering or interceding with the intent of modify...

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Neck: The part of the body joining the head to the shoulders. Also, any narrow or constric...

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Paralysis: Loss of voluntary movement (motor function). Paralysis that affects only one mu...

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Rehabilitation: The process of helping a person who has suffered an illness or injury rest...

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Shock: In medicine, a critical condition that is brought on by a sudden drop in blood flow...

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Spine: 1) The column of bone known as the vertebral column, which surrounds and protects ...

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Surgery: The branch of medicine that employs operations in the treatment of disease or inj...

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Trauma: A physical or emotional injury.

Trauma center: A specialized hospital facility that is designed to provide diagnostic and ...

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Traumatic brain injury: Brain damage from trauma. The three leading causes of death from t...

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Ventilator: A machine that mechanically assists a patient in the exchange of oxygen and ca...

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