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CONCUSSION, civ. law. The unlawful forcing of another by threats of violence to give something of value. It differs from robbery in this, that in robbery the thing is taken by force, while in concussion it is obtained by threatened violence. Hein. Lec. El, Sec. 1071

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Visual acuity at presentation was hand movement (HM) at 1 meter in affected eye with hyphema, traumatic cataract, iridodialysis and severe commotio retinae.
All impacts were timed to the vulnerable window for VF induction in commotio cordis (10 to 40 msec prior to the peak of the T-wave) [3].
Commotio cordis, caused by impact to the chest during a vulnerable phase of ventricular repolarization leading to ventricular arrhythmia, most commonly occurs in young males.
1998) Commotio cordis: cardiovascular manifestations of a rare survivor.
Bonaventure is not clear as to whether anger is illicit qua commotio, or whether sinful anger is simply a commotio that is against the person and therefore vicious anger.
In addition, commotio cordis cannot be screened for or prevented, and the only cure is defibrillation.
Commotio cordis (a Latin phrase meaning "commotion of the heart") is the term for a blunt, nonpenetrating blow to the chest that occurs during a 20-millisecond window and triggers an irregular heartbeat called ventricular fibrillation.
The cause of death was cardiac arrest, but it is not known whether this was spontaneous or a rare reaction known as commotio cordis.
The cause of death was cardiac arrest but it is not known if this was spontaneous or a rare reaction known as commotio cordis.
Commotio cordis, which can strike suddenly in sports such as baseball, softball, lacrosse, and ice hockey, now is being recognized as a cause of death among athletes between ages 4-21.
Louis died from commotio cardis, which happens when something (in this case a lacrosse ball) hits you in the chest at a very precise moment in your heart's cycle, causing you to go into cardiac arrest.