traumat-, traumato-, trauma-, traum-, -trauma, -traumatic, -traumatically +

(Greek > Latin: wound, wounded; bodily injury)

occlusal traumatism (s), occlusal traumatisms (pl) (nouns)
otic barotrauma (s) (noun), otic barotraumas (pl)
A blockage of the Eustachian tubes between the middle ear and the pharynx: Otic barotrauma is a result of rapidly changing external air pressure, such as that which occurs during descent of an aircraft. This can cause ear pain, ringing, occasional dizziness, and diminished hearing.

"Eustachian tubes" are the passages, one on each side of the throat, which lead to the middle ear. The tubes open widely in the act of swallowing or yawning.

The opening into the throat is situated just behind the lower part of the nose, so that a catheter can be passed through the corresponding nostril into the tube for inflation of the middle ear.

"Valsalva's Manoeuvre", the pinching of the nose with the finger and thumb and attempting to blow hard through the nose, will usually relieve the blockage.

perinatal trauma, birth trauma (s); perinatal traumas, birth traumas (pl) (nouns)
Physical injury to the fetus occurring at or about the time of birth; used especially with reference to cerebral birth trauma.
periodontal trauma (s), periodontal traumas (pl)
periodontal traumatisms (s), periodontal traumatisms (pl) (nouns)
posttraumatic delirium, post-traumatic delirium (s); post-traumatic deliriums, post-traumatic deliria (pl) (nouns)
Delirium caused by a structural traumatic brain injury.
posttraumatic osteoporosis (s), posttraumatic osteoporoses (pl) (nouns)
Loss of bone tissue following trauma (physical damage to the body); especially, when there is damage to a nerve supplying the injured area.

The condition may also be caused by disuse secondary to pain.

post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), post-traumatic stress syndrome, delayed-stress syndrome
A psychological reaction that occurs after a highly stressing event; such as, wartime combat, physical violence, or a natural disaster; and which is usually characterized by depression, anxiety, flashbacks, recurrent nightmares, and avoidance of any reminders of the event.
post-traumatic, posttraumatic (s) (adjective)
That which occurs after or as a result of trauma.
psychic trauma (s), psychic traumas (pl) (nouns)
Trauma of a psychological nature rather than a physical one, or the stress resulting from fantasied or other non-physical threats.
psychotrauma (s), psychotraumas (pl) (nouns)
A reference to a psychological reaction caused by a situation in which the physical or psychological wellbeing of a person or someone close to him or her is threatened.

Psychotrauma occurs whenever the overall security balance of someone is threatened in any way. This includes events which threaten the physical safety of a person as well as events which threaten that person's economic and/or emotional wellbeing, or the wellbeing of those who are close to him/her.

trauma (s) (noun), traumas (pl)
1. A serious injury or shock to the body, as from violence or an accident: When falling down on the wet floor, Lynn experienced agony and physical trauma for quite some awhile.
2. An emotional wound or shock that creates substantial, lasting damage to the psychological development of a person: Mrs. Smith experienced a trauma when she suddenly lost her husband due to a skiing accident and she has also suffered from neurosis since then.
3. A situation or condition which produces extreme distress and disturbance: The disruption caused by the economic trauma of recession in the country was felt by all the people living there.

Trauma has both a medical and a psychiatric meanings:

  • Medically, trauma refers to a serious or critical bodily injury, wound, or shock.
  • In psychiatry, trauma has assumed a different meaning and refers to an experience that is emotionally painful, distressful, or shocking, which often results in lasting mental and physical conditions.
4. Etymology: from Greek, trauma, "wound, damage".
A sever emotional shock.
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An injury or wound to the body which is shocking.
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A wound that is caused by forgetting something.
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trauma center, traumacenter; trauma centers, traumacenters (nouns)
A hospital unit specializing in the treatment of patients with acute and especially life-threatening traumatic injuries.
traumasthenia (s) (noun)
Nervous exhaustion following an injury.
traumatherapy, traumatotherapy (s); traumatherapies, traumatotherapies (pl) (nouns)
The treatment of wounds and injuries, or traumas; as a result of a physical damage.

Cross references of word families that are related directly, or indirectly, to: "wound, harm, hurt, injure": noci-; nox-; vulner-.