Terminal Deceleration Syndrome | definition of Terminal Deceleration Syndrome by Medical dictionary
Terminal Deceleration Syndrome
A ghoulish euphemism for the range of findings—e.g., fractures, torn tissue, organ prolapse, rupture or tearing, etc.—which affects a person whose momentum in a particular direction was abruptly 'compromised'—e.g., jumps/falls from heights, RTAs/MVAs, impacts with bridges or building abutments and other non-resilient stationary structures
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TDS - Terminal Deceleration Syndrome
: examples, deaths in road traffic accidents, or jumping from high buildings.