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Bonewit chpt 10

Minor Offices Surgery- Candace Oty

Abrasion A wound in which the outer layer of skin are damaged; a scrape.
Abscess A collection of pus in a cavity surrounded by inflamed 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 or other means.
Bandage A strip of woven material used to wrap or cover a part of the body.
Capillary action The action that causes liquid to rise along a wick, a tube, or a gauze dressing
Colposcope A lighten instrument with a binocular magnifying lens used to examine the vagina and cervix.
Colposcopy The visual examination of the vagina and cervix using a colposcope.
Contaminate As it relates to sterile technique, to cause a sterile object or surface to become unsterile.
Contusion An injury to the tissue under the skin that causes blood vessels to rupture, allowing blood to seep into the tissue; bruise.
Cryosurgery The therapeutic use of freezing temperature to destroy abnormal tissue.
Exudate A discharge produced by the bodys tissues.
Fibroblast An immature cell from which connective tissue can develop.
Forceps A two-pronged instrument for grasping and squeezing.
Furuncle A localized staphylococcal infection that originates deep within a hair follicle. Also known as a boil.
Hemostasis The arrest of bleeding by natural or artificial 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 and is deposited within the substance of a cell, tissue or organ
Inflammation A protective response of the body to trauma an the entrance of foreign matter. The purpose of inflammation is to destroy invading MOS and to remove damage tissue devris from area for proper healing.
Laceration A wound in which the tissue are torn apart, leaving ragged and irregular edges.
Ligate To tie off and close a structure such as severed blood vessel.
Local anesthetic A drug that produces a loss of feeling and an inability to perceive pain in only a specific part of the body.
Mayo tray A broad, flat metal tray placed on a stand and used to hold sterile instruments and supplies when it has been covered with a sterile towel.
Needle Biopsy A type of biopsy in which tissue from deep within the body is obtained by the insertion of a biopsy needle through the skin.
Nonabsorbable suture Suture material that is not absorbed by the body and either remains permanently in the body tissue and becomes encapsulated by fibrous tissue or removed.
Postoperative After a surgical operation.
Preoperation Preceding a surgical operation.
Puncture A wound made made by a sharp pointed piercing the skin.
Scalpel A surgical knife used to divide tissue.
Scissors A cutting instrument.
Sebaceous cyst A thin, closed sac or capsule that contain fatty secretions from a sebaceous gland.
Serum The clear, straw colored part of the blood that remains after the solid elements have been separated out of it.
Sterile Free of all living mocroorganisms and bacterial spores.
Surgery The branch of medicine that deals with operative and manual procedures for correction of deformities and defects, repair of injuries, and diagnosis and treatment of certain disease.
Suture Material used to approximate tissues with surgical stitches.
Swaged needle A needle with suturing material permanently attached to its end.
Wound A break in the continuity of an external or internal surface caused by physical means.
Created by: candaceoty