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strangulation

[‚straŋ·gyə′lā·shən]
(medicine)
Asphyxiation due to obstruction of the air passages, as by external pressure on the neck.
Constriction of a part producing arrest of the circulation, as strangulation of a hernia.
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Ram Consulting researchers began by studying the circumstances of documented strangulation cases.
The death certificate of Edgel Joy showed that she died of asphyxia by manual strangulation which equated to murder because there were four other people inside the room, Santos said.
Out of the 2175 postmortem examination the maximum of 766 were due to poisoning followed by 615 were due to Burns, and 497 were due to road traffic accidents and 101 due to homicide and 75 due to hanging and 37 due to drowning and 6 deaths due to strangulation, and 9 cases due to fatal pressure over the neck, 2 due to smothering and 1 due to Throttling, 1 due to gagging and rest of the deaths due to other causes.
This study represents the first systematic assessment at the state level for awareness of and participation in strangulation activities among youths.
Hall is awaiting trial in Worcester Superior Court on a charge of first-degree murder in the May 10 strangulation death of 62-year-old Judith N.
One of the challenges relates to evidence that two small bones in Mrs Bowman's neck were broken, suggesting strangulation.
Staff at Ice Blue in Royal Quays, North Shields, were asked to hand over children's fleece tops which were considered to pose a risk of strangulation for youngsters.
40, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree assault, strangulation and menacing for his attack in October on a 33-year-old woman with whom he had lived for nine months, according to court records.
A postmortem examination found that she died of strangulation and head injuries.
The official cause of death was manual strangulation.
This time the issue is whether there should be a government role to address the hazard of strangulation posed by bunk-bed corner posts.
A US TV documentary says eight-month-old Matthew died from strangulation days before his death and alleges he had been the victim of serial abuse.