stunning(redirected from Captive bolt stunning)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
stunning/stun·ning/ (stun´ing) loss of function, analogous to unconsciousness.
myocardial stunning temporarily impaired myocardial function, resulting from a brief episode of ischemia and persisting for some period afterward.
producing unconsciousness by a blow. See stunner. Various methods are used including a hammer blow, free bullet using a number of different projectiles, immersion of the head in carbon dioxide gas, electric shock, all of them aiming to allow the animal to bleed out while it is still alive. An animal that is dead before it has bled out will be unsuitable for marketing.