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BRUISE, med. jurisp. An injury done with violence to the person, without breaking the skin; it is nearly synonymous with contusion. (q . v.) 1. Ch. Pr. 38; vide 4 Car. & P. 381, 487, 558, 565; Eng. C. L. Rep. 430, 526, 529. Vide Wound.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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If you currently have a bruised nail, a podiatrist may relieve the pain by drilling a hole to let out the trapped blood.
Bonsmara had the highest percentage 10% medium-bruised dark red (24 h old) with Brahman having the lowest bruised dark red meat 5%.
My thighs are bruised and numb from the long needles."
He had bruised arms and circular groups of bruises on his abdomen.
The rider of the 600cc Suzuki Bandit - a 22-year-old man from Horsforth in Leeds - was bruised when he came off the bike.
DANCING on Ice star Ulrika Jonsson claims the new man in her life has left her battered and bruised.
But the most haunting number in the show is the twice-reprised "The Word of Your Body," which contains the plays deepest wisdom about adolescent sexual initiation: "Oh, you're gonna be wounded / Oh, I'm gonna be your wound / Oh, you're gonna be bruised too / Oh, you're gonna be my bruise."
A company called Cosmetic Technologies, for example, has introduced a skin care product called Vita-K Solution that promises to treat bruised skin, reducing tenderness and discoloration.
If a limb is badly bruised, keep it moving as much as possible to keep blood circulating.
This condition, haematidrosis, is very rare and causes the whole surface of the body to be bruised and tender.
Ms Smith claimed Toni-Lee's chin had been bruised when Mr Westwood had been winding her.
If you continue to run on a bruised hip, more injury to the soft tissue will occur and it can develop into a chronic and unstable condition.