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bullet wound

A penetrating wound caused by a missile discharged from a firearm. The extent of injury depends on the wound site and the speed and character of the bullet. gunshot wound


Tetanus booster injection or tetanus immune globulin and antibiotics, if indicated, should be given. An appropriate bandage should be applied. Emergency surgery may be necessary. Complications, including hemorrhage and shock, should be treated.

See also: wound
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Pte Sean Benton, 20, from Hastings, East Sussex, was found dead with bullet wounds at the barracks in June 1995, just months before Pte James's death.
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The court held that a law enforcement officer's decision while he was present in the hospital watching the arrestee as he awaited surgery for a bullet wound, that the arrestee should be strapped to the hospital bed in order to minimize the risk of flight, did not rise to the level of a substantive due process violation.
L November 1995 - Pte Cheryl James, 18, of Llangollen, Denbighshire, was found dead with a single bullet wound to the head at the barracks - headquarters of the Royal Logistical Corps.
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There was a close-range bullet wound on the left side of his head, and blood stains showed another bullet wound to his thorax.
Abdullah Lacheeb, who has serious injuries to his pelvis and stomach and a bullet wound in his leg, cried as he said: "Look what Gadhafi and his sons have done, just because we protested peacefully.