The study of projectile motion and its interactions with the gun, air , and objects it encounters.
The path a projectile follows
The forces acting on a projectile in motion to slow its progress
The outward motion of tissue due to a projectile's passage, resulting in a temporary cavity and vacuum
The size and shape of a projectile as it contacts a target.
The diameter of a bullet expressed in hundreths of an inch. The inside diameter of the barrel of a handgun or rifle.
Swing or wobble around the axis of a projectile's travel
Factors Affecting Energy Exchange Between a Projectile and Body Tissue
- Secondary impacts
Factors Associated with the Damage Pathway of a Projectile Wound
- Direct injury
- Pressure shock wave
- -Temporary cavity
- -Permanent cavity
- -Zone of injury
The connective strength and elasticity of an object or fabric
Filling of the pericardial sac with fluid, which in turn limits the filling and function of the heart
Body Regions Deserving Special Attention with Penetrating Trauma
A surgical incision into the crichothyroid membrane, usually to provide an emergency airway
The introduction of a needle or other tube into the cricothyroid membrane, usually to provide an emergency airway
Anticiapted outcome of a disease or injury