self-injury

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self-injury

(sĕlf′ĭn′jə-rē)
n.
Self-inflicted physical harm, such as cutting, that is not suicidal and is usually a response to stress or trauma. Also called self-harm, self-mutilation.
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Surgical treatment of ulcerative lesions caused by automutilation of the sternum in psittacine birds.
* Dans certains cas, les repondants reveleront spontanement des situations prejudiciables, comme des abus, de l'exploitation ou de l'automutilation. Le chercheur devra alors clairement expliquer les limites de la confidentialite, particulierement s'il existe des normes disciplinaires prevoyant une obligation de signalement pour les chercheurs.
But listen to this: "The border has dissolved and expanded to cover the lands it once separated such that all the land is borderland, wherein the imagesphere of alterities, no less than the physiognomic aspects of visual worlds, disrupt the speaking body of the northern scribe into words hanging in grotesque automutilation over a post-modern landscape where Self and Other paw at the ghostly imaginings of each other's powers." It's Michael Taussig, in his book Mimesis and Alterity.
The skin wound around the cloaca resulted from automutilation. Based on the history provided by the owner and physical examination results, the cloacitis was suspected as the nidus for the automutilation but not the underlying cause of the cloacolith.
The complications recorded in poor outcome cases were: seroma formation, infection, abscessation and septicemia; nosocomial infections; implant failures due to screw loosening and plate breakage; hemorrhage anemia and shock due to accidental puncture of major and minor blood vessels; rupture of vena azygus; anesthetic complications due to Triflupromazine and Halothane; implant loosening due to uncooperative, bad tempered dogs making excessive struggling during post operative care; automutilations; urinary tract infections; decubital ulcers and respiratory infections due to prolonged recumbency.