acceleration injury


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ac·cel·er·a·tion in·ju·ry

(ak-sel'ĕr-ā'shŭn in'jŭr-ē)
Injury sustained when the body is abruptly set in motion from a position of rest, referring especially to injuries of the head or neck in rear-end automobile collisions.
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acceleration injury

, impact-acceleration injury
An injury that occurs when the head, cervical spine, or other body part is hit by a rapidly moving object.
See also: injury
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