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Bonewit #10

Minor Office Surgery Carrie

Abrasion a wound in which the outer layers of the skin are damaged
Abscess a collection of pus in a cavity surrounded by inflammed tissue
Absorbable suture suture material that is gradually digested and absorbed by the body
approximation the process of bringing two parts, such as tissue, together through the use of sutures of other parts
bandage a strip of woven material used to wrap or cover a part of the body
biopsy the surgical removal and exam of tissue from the living body.
capillary action the action that causes liquid to rise along a wick, a tube, or a guaze dressing
cloposcope a lightened instrument with a binocular magnifying lens used to examine the vagina and cervix
colposcopy the visual exam of the vagina and cervix
contaminate to cause a strerile object to become unsterile
contusion an injury to the tissues under the skin that causes blood vessels to rupture, allowing blood to seep into the tissues
cryosurgery the therapeutic use of freezing temps to destroy abnormal tissue
exudate a discharge produced by the bodys tissues
fibroblast an immature cell from which connective tissue can develop
forceps two-pronged instrument for grasping and squeezing
furuncle a localized staphylococcal infection that originates deep within a hair follicle
hemostasis the arrest of bleeding by a natural pr artifical means
incision a clean cut caused by a cutting instrument
infection the condition in which the body, or part of it, is invaded by a pathogen
Infiltration the process by which a substance passes into
Created by: carrienewman