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Brain Concussion MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Brain Concussion
Tree Number(s)
C10.228.140.199.444.250
C10.900.300.087.235.250
C10.900.300.350.300
C26.915.300.200.194.250
C26.915.300.450.500
C26.974.382.200
Unique ID
D001924
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D001924
Scope Note
A nonspecific term used to describe transient alterations or loss of consciousness following closed head injuries. The duration of UNCONSCIOUSNESS generally lasts a few seconds, but may persist for several hours. Concussions may be classified as mild, intermediate, and severe. Prolonged periods of unconsciousness (often defined as greater than 6 hours in duration) may be referred to as post-traumatic coma (COMA, POST-HEAD INJURY). (From Rowland, Merritt's Textbook of Neurology, 9th ed, p418)
Entry Term(s)
Cerebral Concussion
Commotio Cerebri
Concussion, Intermediate
Concussion, Mild
Concussion, Severe
Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
NLM Classification #
WL 354
Public MeSH Note
65
History Note
65(63)
Date Established
1965/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2016/02/26
Brain Concussion Preferred
Concussion, Intermediate Narrower
Concussion, Severe Narrower
Concussion, Mild Narrower
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