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Med Hypotheses. 1992 Jan;37(1):37-9.

Concussion is completely reversible; an hypothesis.

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University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada.

Abstract

It is hypothesized that there is an entity properly called 'concussion', a transient loss of neuronal function without permanent neuronal damage, as defined years ago by Derek-Denny Brown. This implies that multiple concussions leave no deficit. n +1 times zero is still zero. Arguments are presented indicating that there is a margin of safety between the acceleration inducing 1-10 s loss of function (concussion) and that inducing permanent damage (contusions, lacerations).

PMID:
1569905
DOI:
10.1016/0306-9877(92)90010-a
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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