from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. 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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- n. A form of physical child abuse that occurs when a child is violently shaken, creating a whiplash-type motion that causes acceleration-deceleration injuries, often without external signs of trauma.
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