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Wet macular degeneration

Wet macular degeneration refers to the wearing out of the macula which sits on the surface at the centre of the retina. This degeneration of the macula is usually age-related and so it can also be known as age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

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Whiplash

Whiplash is a neck injury caused by trauma, usually as a result of a vehicle accident, especially when the vehicle is hit from behind. However, whiplash can also occur in other ways, such as falling from a bicycle or a horse.

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Whooping cough

Whooping cough is a highly contagious cough, and is named after one of the primary symptoms of whooping cough, the whooping sound made on the inward breath after the cough.

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Wounds

A wound is a type of injury that punctures the skin, or by sheer force causes a contusion.

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