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Bonewit Chapt 10

Minor Office Surgery- Karly Hayes

A wound in which the outer layers of the skin are damaged; a scrape Abrasion
A collection of pus in a cavity surrounded by inflammed tissue Abscess
Suture material that is gradually digested and absorbed by the body Absorbable suture
The process of bringing two parts, such as tissue, together through the use of suture or other means Approximation
A strip of woven material used to wrap or cover a part of the body Bandage
The surgical removal and examination of tissue from the living body. Biopsies are generally performed to determine whether a tumor is benign or malignant Biopsy
The action that causes liquid to rise along a wick, a tube, or a gauze dressing. Capillary action
A lighted instrument with a binocular magnifying lens used to examine the vagina and cervix Colposcope
The visual examination of the vagina and cervix using a colposcope Colposcopy
As it relates to sterile technique, to cause a sterile object or surface to become unsterile Contaminate
An injury to the tissue under the skin that causes blood vessels to rupture, allowing blood to seep into the tissues; a bruise. Contusion
The therapeutic use of freezing temperatures to destroy abnormal tissue Cryosurgery
A discharge produced by the bodys tissues Exudate
An immature cell from which connective tissue can develop Fibroblast
A two-pronged instrument for grasping and squeezing Forceps
A localized staphylococcal infection that originates deep within a hair follicle. Also known as a boil Furuncle
The arrest of bleeding by natural or artifical means Hemostasis
A clean cut caused by a cutting instrument Incision
The condition in whihc the body, or part of it, is invaded by a pathogen Infection
The process by which a substance passes into and is deposited within the substance of a cell, tissue, or organ Infiltration
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 Inflammation
A wound in which the tissues are torn apart, leaving ragged and irregular edges Laceration
To tie off and close a structure such as a severed blood vessel Ligate
A drug that produces a loss of feeling and an inability to perceive pain in only a specific part of the body Local anesthetic
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. Mayo tray
A type of biopsy in which tissue from deep within the body is obtained by the insertion of a biopsy needle through the skin. Needle biopsy
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 Nonabsorbable suture
After a surgical operation Postoperative
preceding a surgical operation Preoperative
A wound made by a sharp-pointed object piercing the skin Puncture
A surgical knife used to divide tissues Scalpel
A cutting instrument Scissors
A thin, closed sac or capsule that contains fatty secretions from a sebaceous gland Sebaceous cyst
The clear, straw-colored part of the blood that remains after the solid elements have been separated out of it. Serum
Free of all living microorganisms and bacterial spores Sterile
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 Surgery
Practices that keep objects and areas sterile or free from microorganisms Surgical asepsis
Material used to approximate tissues with surgical stitches Sutures
A needle with suturing material permanently attached to its end Swaged needle
A break in the continuity of an external or interal surface caused by physical means. Wound
Created by: karlyhayes