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Bonewit Chapter 10

Minor Office Surgery - Brooklynn C

abrasion a wound in which the outer layers of the skin are damaged; a scrape
abscess suture material that is gradually digested by tissue enzymes & absorbed by the body
absorbable suture the process of bringing two parts, such as tissue, together through the use of sutures or other means
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
biopsy the surgical removal & examination of tissue from the living body; generally performed to determine whether a tumor is benign or malignant
capillary action a lighted instrument with a binocular magnifying lens used to examine the vagina and cervix
colposcope the visual examination of the vagain & 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 tissues under the skin that causes blood vessels to rupture, allowing blood to seep into the tissues; a bruise
cryosurgery the therapeutic use of freezing temperatures to destroy abnormal tissue
exudate a discharge produced by the body's tissue
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 & is deposited within the substance of a cell, tissue, or organ
inflammation a protective response of the body to trauma & the entrance of foreign matter; the purpose of which is to destroy invading microorganisms & to repair injured tissue
laceration a wound in which the tissues are torn apart, leaving ragged & irregular edges
ligate to tie off & close a structure such as a severed blood vessel
local anesthetic a drug that produces a loss of feeling & an inability to perceive pain in only a specific part of the body
mayo tray a broad, flat metal tray placed on a stand & used to hold sterile instruments & 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 & either remains permanently in the body tissue & becomes encapsulated by fibrous tissue or it removed
postoperative after a surgical operation
preoperative proceeding a surgical operation
puncture a wound made by a sharp pointed object piercing the skin
scalpel a surgical knife used to divide tissues
scissors a cutting instrument
sebacceous cyst a thin, closed sac or capsule that contains fatty secretions from a sebacceous 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 microorganisms & bacterial spores
surgical asepsis practices that keep objects & areas sterile or free from microorganisms
sutures 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
colposcopy the visual examination of the vagain & cervix using a colposcope
Created by: brooklynncrowe