Third Degree

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Third Degree

A colloquial term used to describe unlawful methods of coercing an individual to confess to a criminal offense by overcoming his or her free will through the use of psychological or physical violence.

The least serious grade of a specific crime—the grades being classified by the law according to the circumstances under which the crime is committed—for which the least punishment specified by statute will be imposed.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Combined use of bFGF and GDF-5 enhances the healing of medial collateral ligament injury. Biochem Biophys Res Commun 2010;402:329-34.
Valgus stress testing of the right knee at zero and thirty degrees was reportedly painful and revealed a slight laxity when compared to the left knee which was considered a weak positive test for a medial collateral ligament injury. Anterior and posterior drawer testing was found to be negative bilaterally.
Grading medial collateral ligament injury: Comparison of MR imaging and instrumented valgus-varus laxity test-device.

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