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injury

Law a violation or infringement of another person's rights that causes him harm and is actionable at law

injury

[′in·jə·rē]
(medicine)
A structural or functional stress or trauma that induces a pathologic process.
Damage resulting from the stress.
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Chest radiographs exhibiting a widened mediastinum in the proper setting of fever and constitutional signs and in the absence of another obvious explanation (such as blunt trauma, deceleration injury, or postsurgical infection) should also lead to a diagnosis of anthrax.
The much more common deceleration injury is to the aorta.