whiplash injury

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whiplash injury

n
(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

whiplash injury

Tearing of the muscles and ligaments around the cervical (neck) vertebrae by sudden head movement, often resulting from automobile accidents.
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Noun1.whiplash injury - an injury to the neck (the cervical vertebrae) resulting from rapid acceleration or deceleration (as in an automobile accident)whiplash injury - an injury to the neck (the cervical vertebrae) resulting from rapid acceleration or deceleration (as in an automobile accident)
harm, hurt, injury, trauma - any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.
Translations

whip·lash in·ju·ry

n. lesión de latigazo.