entrance wound


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entrance wound

Forensic pathology The first lesion that a bullet or other projectile causes when entering the body. See Gunshot wound. Cf Exit wound.
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There was only one entrance wound and an exit wound.
But during recent bypass surgery surgeons discovered scars from an entrance wound on the heart's left atrium and an exit wound on the right atrium.
There is only one entrance wound but there's an exit wound, so where did the second bullet come from?
Judge Greco said he did not accept Trooper Gray's account, which he said was "at odds" with the physical evidence concerning the bullet's entry point into the vehicle, the location of the entrance wound on the back of Johnson's head, and the path the bullet would have taken between those two spots.
If the entrance wound is in the back and no exit wound, bleeding is usually sparse and hard to follow until the chest cavity fills and it begins spewing out the topside.
My wife the ER nurse says "a Tampax for the entrance wound and a Kotex for the exit wound.
The bullet entrance wound was in the left posterior cervical region, above and medial to the left scapula.
Physical examination detected a 3-mm entrance wound in the left nasolabial fold.
As expected, blond proves sparse, since the entrance wound is a bit high and the broadhead is buried in the opposite shoulder.
In movies, people hit by powerful lethal rounds fly backward from the impact, or grab the entrance wound for a spectacular stumbling departure.
The entrance wound was most likely the wound over the pectoral muscles.