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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.

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Sergeant Stephen Lemai told the judicial inquest proceedings in Mombasa that Alexander Monson, son of a British aristocrat, had bruises on his elbow.
If you have a bump or bruise, cover it with something cold, such as a bag of peas or ice wrapped in a cloth, straight after the injury to limit damage and reduce the pain.
Q I seem to bruise so easily these days--is there anything I can do to prevent it?
It made me feel self-conscious when strangers would point these bruises out.
As with the other products in the Arnicare line, the active ingredient in Arnicare Bruise is Arnica montana, a European flowering plant--also known by such names as leopard's bane, wolfs bane and mountain tobacco --that is commonly used in herbal remedies to relieve muscle aches and stiffness, swelling, and discoloration from bruises.
But because I like to go adventure in the park and do stuff like that I ended up falling over and that happened and it gave me a load of bruises.
Having been notified of the bruising, a paediatric registrar re-examined Amelia where a total of four bruises on her head were recorded.
Recently the company expanded its lineup of children's products with Hyland's 4 Kids Bumps 'n Bruises with Arnica, a topical ointment stick for kids.
Unexplained bruises and injuries to some of the 21 elderly residents and a lack of staff with specialist training were two main areas of concern.
The fracas with officers that led to his death left him with cuts, gashes, bruises and a broken rib.