Strangulation is used in two senses:
- Squeezing the throat with an object (throttle, hand) – according to the mechanism, we distinguish between strangulation, hanging, suffocation. Asphyxia occurs, death occurs by suffocation.
- Nerve vascular constriction – causes non-bleeding and gangrene of the affected area (intestines).
- Bowel constriction when entering a pathological cleft.