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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
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Tearing of the muscles and ligaments around the cervical (neck) vertebrae by sudden head movement, often resulting from automobile accidents.
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|Noun||1.||whiplash injury - an injury to the neck (the cervical vertebrae) resulting from rapid acceleration or deceleration (as in an automobile accident)|
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n. lesión de latigazo.
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