injury where the skin is torn

In medicine, a wound is a type of physical injury where in the skin is torn, cut or punctured (an open wound), or where blunt force trauma causes a bruise (a closed wound). In pathology, it specifically means a sharp injury which damages the dermis of the skin. A mortal wound is one that leads directly to the death of the victim.[1]

Superficial bullet wounds


To heal a wound, the body undertakes a series of actions collectively known as the wound healing process.

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  1. Charles H. Merz, 'A Synopsis of the Various Points of Interest in Post-Mortem Examinations', The Medical Age, Vol. XI, No. 1 (January 10, 1893), p. 5

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