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CONTUSION, med. jurisp. An injury or lesion, arising from the shock of a body with a large surface, which presents no loss of substance, and no apparent wound. If the skin be divided, the injury takes the name of a contused wound. Vide 1 Ch. Pr, 38; 4 Carr. & P. 381, 487, 558, 565; 6 Carr. & P. 684; 2 Beck's Med. Jur. 178.

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Microvascular alterations following cerebral contusion in rats.
A post-mortem examination concluded Brendon Ridout died of cerebral contusions and lacerations after fracturing his skull.
s computed tomography (CT) scan of the brain revealed bilateral cerebral contusions, more on the left than right.