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flash burn

[′flash ‚bərn]
(medicine)
Tissue injury resulting from exposure to high-intensity radiant heat.
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By doing so you are at risk of getting serious flash burns on your face due to the vapors.
The flask still has the dent and the flash burns." Frank, who had married sweetheart Eva Griffiths the previous year, was invalided home and spent two months at the Empress Eugenie hospital in Farnborough, where, it appears, the tale of his near miss must have intrigued the elderly widow of Emperor Napoleon III of France, because among the officer's belongings returned to his family after his death was a second silver flask emblazoned with her imperial crest.
Two people suffered flash burns while the others had minor injuries, including wounds from broken glass and splinters, the New York television station reported.
Police say the offenders would have suffered flash burns when they tried to break into premises in Dock Road, Connah's Quay and cut through a cable which supplied 2,500 homes.
Richard Hopwood suffered 40% flash burns when a gas explosion tore apart his flat in Caerleon Close, St Mellons, on March 28.
"The mechanism is very similar to welding flash burns, which everyone knows are very painful.
As he tried to set fire to the car it exploded, flinging him 20ft into the air and leaving him with flash burns to his hands, face and eyes.
These fall into two categories, either direct burn as a result of conduction through metallic retractors or flash burns secondary to ignition of alcoholic skin preparations [4,5].
His co-pilot, believed to be in his 30s, was treated for minor flash burns and a back injury and was taken to Heartlands Hospital in Birmingham.
"A second man was treated at the scene for flash burns to his body and a back injury.
In humans, aloe has been reported to accelerate healing from deep scrapes, frostbite, flash burns of the conjunctiva, and even canker sores [26,44,45,46,47,48,49,50,51].
The second most common cause was flame and flash burns which, combined, affected 19/66 patients.