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Clinical Definition Whiplash is an abrupt flexion or extension movement of the cervical spine. It can potentially damage or strain the neck muscles and ligaments through traumatic movement beyond the natural range of motion. In Our Own Words Whiplash is a condition that occurs when the neck is thrown forward and then backwards in a

Whipworm Infection

Clinical Definition Whipworm infection is a parasitic infection of the large intestine. The causative agent is a nematode of the genus Trichuris. Transmission usually occurs as a result of contact with soil contaminated with whipworm eggs. In some instances, infected individuals may be asymptomatic. In other cases, the infection is characterized by gastrointestinal symptoms, including

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