second-degree burn


Definition of second-degree burn

: a burn marked by pain, blistering, and superficial destruction of dermis with edema and hyperemia of the tissues beneath the burn

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The woman is in serious condition after suffering smoke inhalation and second-degree burns to about 30 percent of her body, Chatman said. oregonlive, "Man jumps from upper floor to escape North Portland apartment fire; 2 injured," 1 Sep. 2019 At the time, the woman was taken to the hospital in serious condition, with second-degree burns on about 30 percent of her body and smoke inhalation. oregonlive, "Woman dies after Sunday’s North Portland apartment fire," 5 Sep. 2019 The incident occurred in the early hours of Friday morning, at 3:24 a.m. The man succumbed to his injuries in hospital several hours later, after suffering extensive second-degree burns to his chest, arm and face. Sophie Jeong, CNN, "South Korean man sets himself on fire outside Japanese embassy in Seoul," 19 July 2019 The cat was taken to a veterinarian and treated for dehydration and second-degree burns on its paws, Brennan said. Alyssa Lukpat,, "Firefighters rescue contractor stuck in tree trying to save homeowner’s cat," 20 Aug. 2019 Albert Wilson, who accused Howard of previously throwing feces on him, has been indicted for inflicting second-degree burns on his fellow inmate. Jerry Mitchell, ProPublica, "Inside The Prison Where Inmates Set Each Other On Fire and Gangs Have More Power Than Guards," 19 Aug. 2019 The 9-year-old had second-degree burns on one hand, King said. Tonya Alanez,, "Homemade firework explodes, seriously burning two boys, ages 8 and 9," 19 June 2019 On hot days, walk dogs on grassy areas rather than asphalt and concrete, which absorb heat and can cause second-degree burns on paw pads. Jennifer Williams, Fox News, "The Daily Spike: How to protect dogs from summer heat stroke," 3 Aug. 2018 This can mean preventing a first-degree burn from turning into a second-degree burn. Emily Gaynor, Teen Vogue, "How to Treat a Curling Iron Burn," 9 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of second-degree burn

1937, in the meaning defined above

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Medical Definition of second-degree burn

: a burn marked by pain, blistering, and superficial destruction of dermis with edema and hyperemia of the tissues beneath the burn

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