flash burn


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flash burn

[′flash ‚bərn]
(medicine)
Tissue injury resulting from exposure to high-intensity radiant heat.
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On autopsy examination, there was an electric flash burn on the left side of forehead measuring 9X4cm with singeing of eyebrows and eyelashes on that side.
Mr Jones' clothes did not ignite but the intense flash of heat was enough to cause 10% superficial flash burns to his face, arms and hands, resulting in severe blistering and swelling.
But the blast inflicted flash burns on passengers, and prompted dozens of others to flee in panic.
Health officials said 22 were taken to hospital most suffering from flash burns.
A total of 22 people - including children - were injured in the explosion, with most of them suffering from "flash burns and are being treated in hospital, mostly for burn injuries.
"The boy suffered flash burns and received care from paramedics before the Yorkshire Air Ambulance took him to Leeds General Infirmary for treatment.
"This is a considerable advantage compared to other nuclear fusion processes which are under development at other research facilities, since the neutrons produced by such processes can cause dangerous flash burns," says Leif Holmlid, Professor Emeritus at the University of Gothenburg.
He suffered flash burns to his head, neck and chest after he was showered with sparks and has been undergoing surgery to treat his injuries.
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.