Flashcards in Chapter 27 - Trauma Overview Deck (10)
a cavity formed by a pressure wave resulting from the kinetic energy of a bullet traveling through the body tissue; also called pathway expansion.
dissipation of energy
the way energy is transferred to the human body by the forces acting upon it.
the factors that slow a projectile.
the breaking up of a bullet into small pieces on impact.
the energy contained by an object in motion. Kinetic energy equals mass (weight in pounds), times the velocity (feet per second) squared, divided by two.
the branch of mechanics dealing with the motions of material bodies.
kinetics of trauma
the science of analyzing mechanism of injury.
mechanism of injury (MOI)
the factors and forces that cause traumatic injury.
the size and shape of a bullets point of impact; the greater the point of impact the greater the injury.