in·​tra·​cra·​ni·​al | \ ˈin-trə-ˈkrā-nē-əl How to pronounce intracranial (audio) , ˈin-(ˌ)trä-\

Definition of intracranial

: existing or occurring within the cranium also : affecting or involving intracranial structures

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intracranially \ ˈin-​trə-​ˈkrā-​nē-​ə-​lē How to pronounce intracranially (audio) , ˈin-​(ˌ)trä-​ \ adverb

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Kayden’s injuries include fractures to his pelvis and neck, and intracranial bleeding. Washington Post, "Charges: Driver didn’t slow before he hit kids at playground," 13 June 2018 Kayden's injuries include fractures to his pelvis and cervical spine, as well as intracranial bleeding. Elizabeth Zwirz, Fox News, "Charges filed against Minnesota driver who allegedly didn't slow before hitting kids in park," 13 June 2018 The surgery was performed as early as the Neolithic era and was thought to relieve a variety of ailments, from high fever, to convulsions, to intracranial pressure. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "Rare Case of ‘Coffin Birth’ Seen in Medieval Grave," 5 Apr. 2018 American states typically demand evidence that the whole brain has stopped working, for example a lack of intracranial blood flow, but there is no national protocol. The Economist, "When death is not the end," 26 Apr. 2018 According to the Mayo Clinic, a potential side effect of doxycycline is intracranial hypertension. Macaela Mackenzie, Allure, "Teen Claims Acne Medication Doxycycline Left Her "Nearly Blind"," 30 Mar. 2018 Rubber vacuum pants used by NASA on the International Space Station to relieve intracranial pressure experienced during spaceflight first were used by the Russians in the 1970s. Alex Stuckey, Houston Chronicle, "NASA's rubber vacuum pants first used by Russia decades ago," 10 Jan. 2018 Some TBIs, especially the more severe ones, are characterized by bleeding in the brain (intracranial), and these require a different kind of treatment, where the skull is opened to release pressure and remove the clotted blood, called a hematoma. Nathan Hurst, Smithsonian, "A Microwave Helmet May Help Diagnose Traumatic Brain Injury," 30 Mar. 2017 For Tyler Onderdonk, 18, brain surgery to repair intracranial bleeding meant numerous absences at Beckman High in Irvine. Susan Christian Goulding, Orange County Register, "Crossbreed campus: Pacific Coast High offers hybrid of online, on-site learning," 12 Jan. 2017

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circa 1849, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of intracranial was circa 1849

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in·​tra·​cra·​ni·​al | \ -ˈkrā-nē-əl How to pronounce intracranial (audio) \

Medical Definition of intracranial

: situated or occurring within the cranium intracranial pressure also : affecting or involving intracranial structures

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intracranially \ -​nē-​ə-​lē How to pronounce intracranially (audio) \ adverb

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