birth trauma

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trauma

 [traw´mah] (pl. traumas, trau´mata) (Gr.)
1. injury.
2. psychological or emotional damage. adj., adj traumat´ic.
birth trauma
an injury to the infant during the process of being born. 2. in some psychiatric theories, the psychic shock produced in an infant by the experience of being born.
psychic trauma a psychologically upsetting experience that produces an emotional or mental disorder or otherwise has lasting negative effects on a person's thoughts, feelings, or behavior.
risk for trauma a nursing diagnosis accepted by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as accentuated risk of accidental tissue injury such as a wound, burn, or fracture.

birth trau·ma

1. physical injury to an infant during its delivery;
2. the supposed emotional injury, inflicted by events incident to birth, on an infant, it allegedly appears in symbolic form in patients with mental illness.

birth trauma

n.
1. A physical injury sustained by an infant during birth.
2. The psychological shock said to be experienced by an infant during birth.

birth trauma

1 any physical injury suffered by an infant during the process of delivery.
2 the supposed psychic shock, according to some psychiatric theories, that an infant suffers during delivery.

birth trau·ma

(bĭrth traw'mă)
1. Physical injury to an infant during its delivery.
Synonym(s): birth injury.
2. The supposed emotional injury, inflicted by events incident to birth, on an infant which allegedly appears in symbolic form in patients with mental illness.

birth trauma,

n physical injuries experienced by an infant during delivery.

trauma

a wound or injury, especially damage produced by external force, e.g. surgical operation, impact, blunt instrument.

birth trauma
an injury to the fetus during the process of being born.
trauma score
a numerical assessment of injuries suffered as a result of trauma. Several systems are used, including the Glasgow Coma Scale and the Revised Trauma Score.
self-inflicted trauma
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