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shaken baby syndrome

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noun
  1. a usually fatal condition of abused infants brought on by violent shaking by the arms or shoulders that causes severe internal bleeding, especially around the brain and in the eyes.
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Origin of shaken baby syndrome

First recorded in 1985–1990
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British Dictionary definitions for shaken baby syndrome

shaken baby syndrome

noun
  1. a combination of physical injuries and conditions such as brain damage and broken bones, sometimes leading to death, caused by the vigorous shaking of an infant or young child
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shaken baby syndrome in Medicine

shaken baby syndrome

(shākən)
n.
  1. A syndrome in infants in which brain injury is caused by shaking of such violence that the child's brain rebounds against the skull, resulting in bruising, swelling, and bleeding of the brain and often leading to permanent, severe brain damage or death.
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shaken baby syndrome in Science

shaken baby syndrome

[shākən]
  1. A condition in infants in which brain injury is caused by violent shaking that causes the child's brain to rebound against the skull. This results in bruising, swelling, and bleeding of the brain, often leading to permanent, severe brain damage or death.
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