What is trauma?

  • (noun): Any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc..
    Synonyms: injury, hurt, harm
    See also — Additional definitions below


Trauma (plurals: traumata, traumas) can refer to:

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Some articles on trauma:

Lenore Terr - Too Scared To Cry
... is divided into four parts focusing on the following aspects of childhood psychic trauma emotions, mental work, behavior and treatment and contagion ... this book she details the results of her review of twenty pre-schoolers, and concludes that trauma suffered before the age of three years old was rarely able to be fully described verbally, instead events were ... a child's mind and subsequently accessible to verbal remembering, versus repetitive or prolonged trauma that severely compromises accurate verbal recall ...
Subcutaneous Emphysema - Causes - Trauma
... emphysema may result from both blunt and penetrating trauma SCE is often the result of a stabbing or gunshot wound ... Chest trauma, a major cause of subcutaneous emphysema, can cause air to enter the skin of the chest wall from the neck or lung ... When the pleural membranes are punctured, as occurs in penetrating trauma of the chest, air may travel from the lung to the muscles and subcutaneous tissue of the chest wall ...
Trauma - In Sports Teams
... Baltimore Trauma, professional paintball team from North Carolina. ...
List Of Emergency Medicine Topics - Trauma
... Advanced Trauma Life Support ABC (medicine) Pneumothorax Pericardial tamponade Polytrauma Injury prevention Head injury Facial trauma Spinal injury Chest trauma ...
List Of Simulation Video Games - Other Simulations - Medical Simulation
... II The Brain The Gekai (Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2) Theme Hospital Trauma Center series Trauma Center Under the Knife Trauma Center Second Opinion Trauma Center New ...

More definitions of "trauma":

  • (noun): An emotional wound or shock often having long-lasting effects.
    Synonyms: psychic trauma

Famous quotes containing the word trauma:

    The trauma of the Sixties persuaded me that my generation’s egalitarianism was a sentimental error.... I now see the hierarchical as both beautiful and necessary. Efficiency liberates; egalitarianism tangles, delays, blocks, deadens.
    Camille Paglia (b. 1947)

    Living by basic good-mothering guidelines enables a mom to blend the responsibilities of parenthood with its joys; to know when to stand her ground and when to be flexible; and to absorb the lessons of the parenting gurus while also trusting her inner voice when it reasons that another cookie isn’t worth fighting over, or that her child won’t suffer irreparable trauma if, once in a while, Mom puts her own needs first.
    Sue Woodman (20th century)