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What is anoxic brain injury?

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Anoxic brain injury happens when your brain doesn't get any oxygen. Lack of oxygen for a few minutes can cause cells in brain tissue to die. Heart attack (cardiac arrest), head injury or trauma, drowning, drug overdose, or poisoning can all cause anoxic brain injury.

SOURCES:

Brain Injury Association of America: "What is a Brain Injury?"

National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke: "Coma and Persistent Vegetative State;" "Traumatic Brain Injury;" and "Locked In Syndrome Information Page."

Reviewed by Christopher Melinosky on September 14, 2020

SOURCES:

Brain Injury Association of America: "What is a Brain Injury?"

National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke: "Coma and Persistent Vegetative State;" "Traumatic Brain Injury;" and "Locked In Syndrome Information Page."

Reviewed by Christopher Melinosky on September 14, 2020

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