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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It's moved some bits and pieces and the staff have bent down to have a look and another one has gone off resulting in a fireball which has given some people in the shop flash burns.
He suffered flash burns to his hands, face and cornea and still has damage to his eyes and still suffers back pain.
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].
Two pedestrians, a 20-yearold woman and an 18-yearold man, needed hospital treatment for flash burns to their face, arms, legs and hair.
The causes were either direct contact with fire, or exposure to the intense heat of exploding bombs, resulting in flash burns, which although superficial, could be extensive.
The employee explained that he was only slightly injured by flash burns in the brief struggle, and was treated and returned to work.
These burn injuries can be subdivided into electrical arc/light flash burns, electrical current flow, or lightning.
Intubation is generally only necessary in the case of unconscious patients, hypoxic patients with severe smoke inhalation, or patients with flame or flash burns involving the face and neck.
Mr Walker managed to scramble clear with minor injuries, but his wife suffered flash burns that needed skin grafts and she is still receiving specialist treatment at Newcastle RVI.
Myers said three Gas Company employees and six building employees suffered minor injuries, ranging from flash burns to ``being thrown about.
With one touch of the convenient "Save to CD" button located right on the control panel, PictureMate Flash burns images to a CD through a multi-session built-in CD burner offering convenient backup of images without a computer.
The woman, believed to be aged 89, was treated for flash burns to her hands and neck after the explosion, which took place at her semidetached home in Rockmead Avenue, Kingstanding.