The pathophysiology of traumatic brain injury at a glance

  title={The pathophysiology of traumatic brain injury at a glance},
  author={Mayumi L Prins and Tiffany Greco and Daya Alexander and Christopher C. Giza},
  booktitle={Disease models & mechanisms},
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is defined as an impact, penetration or rapid movement of the brain within the skull that results in altered mental state. TBI occurs more than any other disease, including breast cancer, AIDS, Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis, and affects all age groups and both genders. In the US and Europe, the magnitude of this epidemic has drawn national attention owing to the publicity received by injured athletes and military personnel. This increased public… CONTINUE READING
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