Traumatic brain injury (TBI) refers to damage to the brain caused by an external force such as a car accident, a gunshot wound to the head, or a fall.  
A TBI is not caused by something internal such as a stroke or tumor, and does not include damage to the brain due to prolonged lack of oxygen (anoxic brain injuries).

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