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chapter 10


abrasion a wound in which the outer layer of the skin are damaged;a scrape
abscess a collection of pus in a cavity surrounded by inflammed tissue
absorbable suture suture material that is fradually disgested by tissue enzymes and absorbed by the body.
approximation the process of bringing two parts, such as tissue, togeather through the use od suture or other means
bandage a strip of woven material used to wrap or cover a part of the body
biopsy the surgicla removal and examination of tissue from the living body. biopsies are generally performed to determine wheather a tumor is benign or malignant.
capillary action the action that causes liquid to rise along a wick, a tube, or a gauze dressing.
colposcope a lighted 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 injuryto the tissue under the skin that causes blood vessels to rupture, allowing blood to seep into the tissue;a bruise
cryosurgrey the theraputic use of freezing temperatures to destroy abnormal tissues
exudate a discharge produced by the bodys tissue
fibroblast an immature cell from which connective tissue can develope
forceps a two-pronged instrument for grasping ans squeezing
furuncle a localized staphylococcal infection that oringinates deep within a hair follicle also known as a boil
hemostasis the arrest of bleeding by natural ro artifical means
incision a clean cut caused by a cutting instrument
infection the condition in which the body, orpart of it, is invaded by a pathogen
infilation the process by which a substance passes into and is deposited within the substance of a cell, tissue, or organ
inflammation a protective responce of the body to trauma and the entrance of foreign matter. the purpose of inflammation is to destroy invading microrgansims and to repair injured tissue
laceration a wound in which the tissues are torn apart, leaving ragged and irregular edges
ligate to tie off and close a structure such as a servered blood vessel
local ansthetic a drug that produces a loss of feeling and 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 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 is removed
postoperative ater a surgical operation
preoperative preceding a surgical operation
puncture a wound made by a shapr pointed object piercing the skin
scalpel a surgical knife used to divide tissue
scissors a cutting instrument
sebacceous cyst a thin, closed sac or capsule that contains fatty secretions from a sebaceous gland
serum the clear, straw-colored part of the blood that remains after the solid elements have been seperated out of it
steile free fropm all living microorganisms and bacterial spores
surgical asepsis practices that keep objects and areas sterile or free from microorgtamsims
sutures material used to approximate tissues with surgical stiches
swaged needle a needle with suturing material permanently attached to its end
wound a break in the continuity of an externalv or inernal surface caused by physical means
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