Accident Managed care An event that is unforeseen, unexpected, and unintended.

Neurology See Cerebrovascular accident.

Public health An unintentional and/or unexpected event or occurrence that may result in injury or death. RTAs/MVAs are the most common cause of accidental death in developed countries.

accident [ ak´sĭ-dent ]

an unforeseen occurrence, especially one of an injurious nature.

cerebral vascular accident (cerebrovascular accident (CVA)) stroke syndrome .


n 1. an unusual, unforeseen event.

[L. ac-cido. to happen]

ac·ci·dent ( ak'si-dĕnt )

An unplanned or unintended but sometimes predictable event leading to injury, or such an event developing in the course of a disease.

[L. ac-cido. to happen]

Patient discussion about accident.

Q. Dizziness and vomiting after a car accident, what can it be? Two days ago I was in a car accident and a car rear ended me. I went to the emergency room and was checked up and was discharged saying all is ok. Following the next morning I woke up and the whole room was spinning. I feel nauseous and find it hard to do daily activities. What do I have?

Symptoms of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) usually last a few seconds to a few minutes and are intermittent (i.e. come and go). They also may include lightheadedness, imbalance, and nausea, usually as a result of a change in position (e.g. rolling over in bed, getting out of bed). Please consult your GP about these symptoms.


Category: Accident

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