blunt trauma


Definition of blunt trauma

: a usually serious injury caused by a blunt object or surface died of blunt trauma to the head

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Recent Examples on the Web The blunt trauma sustained by so many parts of the US economy due to the pandemic has hit many employers. Jeanne Sahadi, CNN, "66% of companies still plan to give bonuses next year," 7 Oct. 2020 Authorities previously told IndyStar there were no signs of violence on Fouts' body — no gunshot or knife wounds, no blunt trauma — but were treating his death as a homicide. Justin L. Mack, The Indianapolis Star, "Man and woman charged with murder in connection to body found in Hamilton County ditch," 24 Apr. 2020 These projectiles are designed to cause blunt trauma and pain that temporarily disables the person. USA Today, "'Less lethal' can still maim and kill: A visual guide to weapons police use on protesters," 20 June 2020 Near-death experiences are triggered during singular life-threatening episodes when the body is injured by a heart attack, shock, or blunt trauma such as an explosion or a fall. Christof Koch, Scientific American, "What Near-Death Experiences Reveal about the Brain," 19 May 2020 The cause of death in the autopsy reports for each of the nine people aboard that Sunday morning was listed as blunt trauma and the manner of death was accident. Cheri Mossburg And Steve Almasy, CNN, "Kobe Bryant's pilot had no alcohol or drugs in system, autopsy finds," 15 May 2020 The cause of death for all nine victims is listed as blunt trauma. New York Times, "Kobe Bryant Helicopter Crash Autopsies Say Pilot Tested Negative for Drugs," 15 May 2020 The cause of death for all nine victims was certified as blunt trauma, and the manner of death was certified as accident, the coroner said. Madeline Holcombe, CNN, "Kobe Bryant's family says inaccurate reports are adding to the pain after his death, newspaper says," 31 Jan. 2020 Guzman described the blunt trauma on Francisco’s jaw but that the exact cause of death was unknown. Natalie Keyssar, National Geographic, "The cold cases of Guatemala’s civil war were impossible to identify—until now," 19 Dec. 2019

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1899, in the meaning defined above

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20 Oct 2020

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“Blunt trauma.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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Medical Definition of blunt trauma

: a usually serious injury caused by a blunt object or collision with a blunt surface (as in an automobile accident or a fall from a building) the patient died of blunt trauma to the head

called also blunt force trauma

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