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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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"If we can find all the genes involved in the bruising process, we may be able to change the genetic makeup of plants so they can resist the spoilage caused by bruising," says Parsons.
Although healthcare professionals and drug manufacturers consider the abdomen the best location for enoxaparin injection, clinical observations show patients typically experience bruising in this area (Avsar & Kasikci, 2013; Hatjipetrou et al., 2015; Miguel-Gomez et al., 2016).
Also, bruising anywhere on an infant younger than 4 months of age was suggestive of abuse.
Broad added that Maguire would likely return later this week, and said: "He's got some bruising and he's very sore, so he's taking a few days off.
The doctor said bruising to the child's tummy also caused alarm.
"We have bruising in sites which are not associated with accidental injury...
In this study, however, bruising at the time of injury did not consistently lead to an articular cartilage lesion, said Bryan T.
Dad might experience significant bruising as a result of the medication he is on....
Traumatic injury can cause bruising, bleeding, inflammation, and pain.
It was 3mm across - very, very tiny." The doctor said he found two bruises under the skin on Mr Howard's chin and jaw and other internal bruising when he carried out further examinations.
"Bruising is a niche problem but bigger than a lot of people think," says Clark, adding that DerMend Moisturizing Bruise Formula has drawn extensive testimonials from users who have found relief from bruises.