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Social medicine Behaviour by a parent or guardian that causes significant negative emotional or physical consequences in a child
Types Physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, neglect
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trauma XPediatrics A regional euphemism for the physical signs of child abuse. See Battered child syndrome, Child abuse. Cf SIDS.
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