shaken baby syndrome

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shaken baby syndrome

also shaken infant syndrome
n.
Brain injury in an infant caused by being violently shaken or tossed, resulting in intracranial swelling and bleeding and subsequent symptoms such as lethargy, seizures, loss of consciousness and often permanent brain damage or death.

shaken baby syndrome

n
(Pathology) a combination of physical injuries and conditions such as brain damage and broken bones, sometimes leading to death, caused by the vigorous shaking of an infant or young child

shak′en ba′by syn`drome


n.
a condition occurring in infants less than one year old, caused by a violent shaking by the arms and shoulders that makes the brain whip back and forth in the skull, causing subdural hematomas and bleeding in the eyes.
[1990–95]
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