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(Pathology) med informal any injury to the neck resulting from a sudden thrusting forwards and snapping back of the unsupported head. Technical name: hyperextension-hyperflexion injury
Tearing of the muscles and ligaments around the cervical (neck) vertebrae by sudden head movement, often resulting from automobile accidents.
n. lesión de latigazo.