sub·​dur·​al | \ ˌsəb-ˈdu̇r-əl How to pronounce subdural (audio) , -ˈdyu̇r-; ˈsəb-ˌd(y)u̇r-\

Definition of subdural

: situated or occurring beneath the dura mater or between the dura mater and the arachnoid membrane subdural space subdural hematomas

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For instance, elderly people are at higher risk of subdural hematoma, which is brain bleeding that can happen after a fall, the Mayo Clinic says. Korin Miller, SELF, "Are There Early Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease to Watch For?," 28 Nov. 2018 During the club's victory parade in Houston, Dauer suffered a brain bleed following a subdural hematoma. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "Rich Dauer set to coach alongside Astros' A.J. Hinch during All-Star game," 13 June 2018 Medical staff told police Hines had suffered a subdural hematoma, a life-threatening condition that leads to bleeding between the outer layer and surface of the brain, KVUE reported. Scott Berson, star-telegram, "'Jealous' guy punched a man in a Chili's parking lot so hard he died of a brain bleed, Texas cops say," 2 July 2018 There, doctors treated him for a subdural hematoma, one of the deadliest of all head injuries, as well as cuts on his forehead that required 35 stitches to close. Ashley Welch, CBS News, "Fireworks display gone wrong nearly cost firefighter his vision," 29 June 2018 The Harris County Medical Examiner's Office attributed his death to complications from blunt trauma of the head with a subdural hemorrhage, a collection of blood outside the brain. Drew Hill, The Courier-Journal, "At least 6 MMA fighters have died while in the ring or shortly after," 21 June 2018 Dauer spent three seasons with the franchise but nearly died last year as a result of a subdural hematoma. Charlotte Carroll,, "Former Astros Coach Who Nearly Died After World Series Parade Will Be on All-Star Game Staff," 12 June 2018 After his rookie season with the Kansas City Chiefs in 1967, Lanier was diagnosed with subdural hematoma (bleeding of the brain). Jarrett Bell, USA TODAY, "NFL coaches see both challenge and opportunity in implementation of new helmet rule," 2 May 2018 Astros first base coach Rich Dauer, the one who nearly died during last year's World Series parade, from an acute subdural hematoma, will throw the ceremonial first pitch. Craig Hlavaty, Houston Chronicle, "All the Astros freebies and giveaways you can get at Minute Maid park this week," 2 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of subdural

1870, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for subdural

sub- + dura (mater)

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sub·​du·​ral | \ ˌsəb-ˈd(y)u̇r-əl How to pronounce subdural (audio) \

Medical Definition of subdural

: situated, occurring, or performed under the dura mater or between the dura mater and the arachnoid subdural empyema

Other Words from subdural

subdurally \ -​ē How to pronounce subdurally (audio) \ adverb

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