Definition of injury
From Anglo-Norman injurie, from Latin iniūria (“injustice; wrong; offense”), from in- (“not”) + iūs, iūris (“right, law”).
injury (plural injuries)
- Any damage or violation of, the person, character, feelings, rights, property, or interests of an individual; that which injures, or occasions wrong, loss, damage, or detriment; harm; hurt; loss; mischief; wrong; evil; as, his health was impaired by a severe injury; slander is an injury to the character.
Injury is damage to a biological organism which can be classified on various bases.
- Traumatic injury, a body wound or shock produced by sudden physical injury, as from violence or accident
- Other injuries from external physical causes, such as radiation injury, burn injury or frostbite
- Injury from infection
- Injury from toxin or as adverse effect of a pharmaceutical drug
- Metabolic injury
- Complications of diabetes due to hyperglycemia
- Complications of lysosomal and glycogen storage diseases
- Injury due to autoimmunity
- Injury due to cancer
- Injury secondary to any other disease
- Wound, an injury in which skin is torn, cut or punctured (an open wound), or where blunt force trauma causes a contusion (a closed wound). In pathology, it specifically refers to a sharp injury which damages the dermis of the skin.
- Brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Nerve injury
- Soft tissue injury
- Cell damage, including direct DNA damage
- Sports injury
- Occupational injury
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