Definition of Trauma

1. Noun. Any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc..

2. Noun. An emotional wound or shock often having long-lasting effects.
Exact synonyms: Psychic Trauma
Specialized synonyms: Birth Trauma
Generic synonyms: Mental Condition, Mental State, Psychological Condition, Psychological State
Derivative terms: Traumatic, Traumatize

Definition of Trauma

1. Noun. Any serious injury to the body, often resulting from violence or an accident. ¹

2. Noun. An emotional wound leading to psychological injury. ¹

3. Noun. An event that causes great distress. ¹

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Definition of Trauma

1. a severe emotional shock [n -MAS or -MATA]

Medical Definition of Trauma

1. Injury. (16 Dec 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Trauma

trauma (current term)
trauma centres
trauma naked
trauma severity indices
traumatic acid
traumatic amenorrhoea
traumatic amnesia
traumatic amputation
traumatic anaemia
traumatic anaesthesia
traumatic aneurysm

Literary usage of Trauma

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Handbook of Severe Disability: A Text for Rehabilitation Counselors, Other edited by Walter C. Stolov, Michael R. Clowers (2000)
"Cerebral trauma, or injury, which can occur anywhere in the brain, may differ from stroke in the mechanism of insult to the brain tissue, but the results ..."

2. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"Lumbago, so restricted, is believed by some to be rheumatic or gouty in origin, by others to be always traumatic, though the trauma may be Ten- slight. ..."

3. The Integrative action of the nervous system by Charles Scott Sherrington (1906)
"depression which ensued on the first trauma, though the second trauma has been practically qua trauma a complete repetition of the former one. ..."

4. Healthy People 2000: National Health Promotion & Disease Prevention by DIANE Publishing Company (2004)
"A solution to this problem is for States to foster the development of regional trauma systems.6 In those systems, patients with life-threatening injuries ..."

5. Diseases of the nervous system resulting from accident and injury by Pearce Bailey (1909)
"In the general diseases of the nervous system the establishment of trauma as a cause is a much more difficult matter. In many of them trauma is doubtless a ..."

6. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Selected Referencesby DIANE Publishing Company by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"As Armstrong and Hinkamp recommend, evaluation of CTS and related cumulative trauma illnesses includes analysis of health data to identify jobs in which ..."

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