shaken baby syndrome

noun
shak·en baby syndrome | \ ˈshā-kən- \

Medical Definition of shaken baby syndrome 

: one or more of a group of symptoms (as limb paralysis, epilepsy, vision loss, or mental retardation) that tend to occur in an infant which has been severely shaken but that may also result from other actions (as tossing) causing internal trauma (as hemorrhage, hematoma, or contusions) especially to the brain region, and that may ultimately result in the death of the infant

called also shaken infant syndrome

— compare battered child syndrome

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