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stunning

/stun·ning/ (stun´ing) loss of function, analogous to unconsciousness.
myocardial stunning  temporarily impaired myocardial function, resulting from a brief episode of ischemia and persisting for some period afterward.

stunning

producing unconsciousness by a blow. See stunner. Various methods are used including a hammer blow, free bullet using a number of different projectiles, immersion of the head in carbon dioxide gas, electric shock, all of them aiming to allow the animal to bleed out while it is still alive. An animal that is dead before it has bled out will be unsuitable for marketing.
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HPNP (high power non-penetrative percussive): High power percussive stunning using a non-penetrating humane killer (Cash magnum Knocker Concussion Stunner, 0.
A recent research carried out at Texas A&M University and by Canada's Food Inspection Agency showed that a method called pneumatic stunning (which is the firing of a metal bolt into the cow's brain followed by a pulverising burst of 150 pounds of air pressure) delivered a force so explosive that it scattered brain tissue throughout the animal.
And making a more subdued yet stunning showing is Jennifer Lopez, left, in a mauve, Grecian-inspired Marchesa gown with a crystal-encrusted neckline.
EFSA is calling for further investigation into how different stunning methods work and they effect they have.
The most common method of stunning is by captive bolt gun to strike the animal's skull, whereby a steel bolt is shot into the animal's brain to try and 'stun' it and render it insensitive to pain, but not to kill it.
What's stunning is that where we think civilization began has been decided, mostly, by who has done more digging.
A 16-1 chance with Coral Eurobet for the Guineas, Stunning came through her trial, the Prix Imprudence, in style and has yet to be out of the first three in six races.
Equally stunning in movement, but almost cloying in its progression, was Japan's contribution to this Asian feast, the Jo Kanamori solo performed by Megumi Nakamura.
For factual background information as well as hall of the present title, I am most indebted to Cusac, Stunning Technology: Corrections Cowboys Get a Charge out of Their New Sci-Fi Weaponry, 60 (7) The Progressive, 18ff (July, 1996).
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