What is injury?

  • (noun): Any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc..
    Synonyms: hurt, harm, trauma
    See also — Additional definitions below


Injury is damage to a biological organism which can be classified on various bases.

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Some articles on injury:

Erb's Palsy - Cause
... A similar injury may be observed at any age following trauma to the head and shoulder, which cause the nerves of the plexus to violently stretch, with the upper trunk of the plexus sustaining the greatest ... Injury may also occur as the result of direct violence, including gunshot wounds and traction on the arm, or attempting to diminish shoulder joint dislocation ...
Injury - Classification - By Activity
... Sports injury Occupational injury Accidental injury. ...
Women's Ice Hockey - Injury - Head Injuries
... to the head, scalp, and face are the most frequent types of injury." (Schmidt 6) Even a shallow cut to the head results in a loss of a large amount of blood ... occasionally, a skate blade.” (Schmidt 3) One of the causes of head injury is checking from behind ...

More definitions of "injury":

  • (noun): An act that injures someone.
  • (noun): An accident that results in physical damage or hurt.
    Synonyms: accidental injury
  • (noun): A casualty to military personnel resulting from combat.
    Synonyms: wound, combat injury

Famous quotes containing the word injury:

    A great proportion of architectural ornaments are literally hollow, and a September gale would strip them off, like borrowed plumes, without injury to the substantials.... What if an equal ado were made about the ornaments of style in literature, and the architects of our bibles spent as much time about their cornices as the architects of our churches do? So are made the belles-lettres and the beaux-arts and their professors.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    At last, an injury suffered brings you back to my bed, expelling you from the doors of another!
    Propertius Sextus (c. 50–16 B.C.)

    Every act of conscious learning requires the willingness to suffer an injury to one’s self-esteem. That is why young children, before they are aware of their own self-importance, learn so easily; and why older persons, especially if vain or important, cannot learn at all.
    Thomas Szasz (b. 1920)