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

Examples of intracranial in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Four patients had intracranial hemorrhages, or bleeding between the brain tissue and skull or within the brain itself, the letter said. Chuck Lindell, USA TODAY, "Bean bag rounds caused horrific injuries and 'less-lethal' rounds need to go, Texas doctors say," 16 Aug. 2020 Enter the intracranial microinjection instrument (IMI) developed by Miles Cunningham and his colleagues at Harvard. Craig W. Stevens, The Conversation, "How gene editing a person’s brain cells could be used to curb the opioid epidemic," 5 Aug. 2020 Alireza was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, epilepsy, profound mental retardation, aphasia and intracranial calcifications. oregonlive, "A story in The Oregonian changed his family’s life forever, and set his career choice," 30 June 2020 In Wuhan, a front-line doctor went to his isolated room to avoid possibly infecting his family and had an intracranial hemorrhage. cleveland, "From Wuhan to Cleveland: 10 lessons for dealing with a coronavirus shutdown," 29 Mar. 2020 The autopsy, performed on Sept. 3, found no injuries to McClain’s skull or brain, and no intracranial bleeding; there were no rib or bone fractures. Kieran Nicholson, The Denver Post, "Autopsy: Cause and manner of death of 23-year-old who struggled with Aurora police is undetermined," 8 Nov. 2019 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

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First Known Use of intracranial

circa 1849, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of intracranial was circa 1849

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19 Aug 2020

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“Intracranial.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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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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