gunpowder burn


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gunpowder burn

A burn resulting from exploding gunpowder, usually at very close range. It is often followed by tetanus, which should be prevented by administration of antitetanus toxoid and immune globulin and meticulous care of the injury area.
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Criminals are opting for the handgun ahead of traditional weapons because ball-bearings leaves virtually no traces like gunpowder burns or bullet shells.
Two types of work resulted: the box, unchanged save for a delicate symmetrical pattern of gunpowder burns, exhibited with the artist's fireproof hood; and photographs of the explosive event.
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