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Bonewit Chapter 10

Minor Office Surgery- Hannah McCall

cryosurgery the therapeutic use of freezing temperatures to destroy abnormal tissue
exudate a discharge produced by the body`s 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 atrificial 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 and the entrance of foreign matter. The purpose of inflammation is to destroy invading microorganisms and to remove damaged tissue debris from the area so that proper healing can occur
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 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 withing 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 after a surgical operation
preoperative preceding 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
sebaceous 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
sterile free of all living microorganisms 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 diseases
surgical asepsis practices that keep objects and ares 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
Created by: hannahmccall