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Medical Dictionary


noun trau·ma \ˈtr-mə, ˈtra-\
plural traumas also trau·ma·ta \-mət-ə\

Medical Definition of TRAUMA

a :  an injury (as a wound) to living tissue caused by an extrinsic agent <surgical trauma> <the intra-abdominal organs at greatest risk to athletic trauma are the spleen, pancreas, and kidney—M. R. Eichelberger>—see blunt trauma b :  a disordered psychic or behavioral state resulting from mental or emotional stress or physical injury
:  an agent, force, or mechanism that causes trauma
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