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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Although it happens very quickly, gunpowder burns. Detonation is a much faster phenomenon, which does not occur until the powder burning rate approaches 15,000 to 25,000 fps.
The University of the Philippines masscom graduate and her five supposed comrades in the New People's Army (NPA), who had been detained after what the military said was a gunfight in Negros Oriental on March 3, had tested negative for gunpowder burns.
Jonalyn Ambaan, one of the casualties in the shooting incident believed to be a case of mistaken identity, tested positive for gunpowder burns.
When gunpowder burns it produces gas under pressure to move the bullet.