Child Passenger Safety Glossary of Terms

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Abdomen: The belly, that part of the body that contains all of the structures between the...

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Air bag: The airbag is a vehicle safety device. It is restraining device designed to infla...

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American Academy of Pediatrics: AAP. Its member pediatricians "dedicate their efforts and ...

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Arms: An appendage in anatomy and in clinical trials. See: Arm.

Backbone: The spine. A flexible row of bones stretching from the base of the skull to the...

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Evolution: The continuing process of change.

Incidence: The frequency with which something, such as a disease or trait, appears in a pa...

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Infant: A young baby, from birth to 12 months of age.

Injury: Harm or hurt. To harm, hurt, or wound. The word injure may be in physical or emot...

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Liver: The largest solid organ in the body, situated in the upper part of the abdomen on t...

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Motor: Something that produces or refers to motion. For example, a motor neuron is a nerve...

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MPH: Master of public health, a degree designating successful training in analyzing past, ...

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Neck: The part of the body joining the head to the shoulders. Also, any narrow or constric...

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Pediatrics: The field of medicine that is concerned with the health of infants, children, ...

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Pelvis: The lower part of the abdomen, located between the hip bones. Structures in the fe...

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Seat belt: A belt used to hold an individual in their seat.

Shoulder: A structure made up of two main bones: the scapula (shoulder blade) and the hume...

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Spinal cord: The major column of nerve tissue that is connected to the brain and lies with...

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Spleen: An organ that is located in the upper-left part of the abdomen, not far from the s...

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