trauma

trauma, pl. traumata traumas (traw´ma, -ma-ta)

An injury, physical or mental.traumatism; [G. wound]
birth t. 1. physical injury to an infant during its delivery; 2. the supposed emotional injury, inflicted by events incident to birth, upon an infant which allegedly appears in symbolic form in patients with mental illness.
t. from occlusion a reversible lesion in the periodontium caused by excessive movement of teeth.
occlusal t. abnormal occlusal stresses capable of producing or which have produced pathologic changes in the tooth and its surrounding structures.
psychic t. an upsetting experience precipitating or aggravating an emotional or mental disorder.

 

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