flash burn


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flash burn

a burn due to very brief exposure to intense radiant heat; the typical burn produced by atomic explosion.

flash burn

n.
A burn resulting from brief exposure to intense radiation.

flash burn

An injury resulting from exposure to brief periods of high-intensity radiant heat.
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He suffered flash burns to his hands, face and cornea and still has damage to his eyes and still suffers back pain.
Medical records extensively document how clothing--even just skivvy shirts and shorts--minimized flash burns. Men wearing undershirts suffered no flash burns on the chest or abdomen, and men in long pants and shirts suffering from flash burns only on their hands and faces.
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.
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.
Flash burns, which are caused by heat, can be particularly injurious if the victim is wearing dark clothing that will absorb the heat or even burst into flame, he said.
Only color film could capture the grotesque effects of flash burns, keloid scars, and radiation disease on the human body.
Two men, in their 20s, were taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital with injuries described as "non life threatening flash burns."
He had flash burns to his arm, and he told his wife "I told you years ago that I would never let you leave me."