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The process of slowing down.
deceleration
A mechanism of injury in which force occurs in a small point of contact between the skin and the object. The skin is broken and the potential for infection is high.
penetrating trauma
A mechanism of injury in which force occurs over a broad area and the skin is not usually broken.
blunt trauma
The product of mass, gravity, and height, which is converted into kinetic energy and results in injury, such as from a fall.
potential energy
The energy of a moving object.
kinetic energy
The way in which traumatic injuries occur; the forces that act on the body to cause damage.
mechanism of injury
A phenomenon in which speed causes a bullet to generate pressure waves, which cause damage distant from the bullet's path.
cavitation