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Nursing Term- Week 4

Body Alignment ContractureThe relationship of the various parts of the body to one another when standing, sitting or lying
Contracture Permanent shortening of a muscle
Debride To remove foreign material and dead or damaged tissue, especially in a wound
Decubitus ulcer resulting from an increase pressure on skin surfaces over bony prominences
Epithelialization Stage of wound healing in which epithelial cells move across the surface of the wound
Exudate Fluid that accumulates in a wound; may contain serum, bacteria, white blood cells
Fowler's Position when the head of the ed is elevated and hips and knees are flexed
Granulation Tissue New tissue, red/pink in color, composed of fibroblasts and small blood vessels that fill an open wound when it starts to heal
Ischemia Lack of oxygen resulting from poor circulation
Knee-chest A position assumed by a patient resting on the knees and chest as an exercise after childbirth, or for the purpose of examination and treatment
Lateral Referring to the side- as in side-lying position
Lithotomy Position with patient on back, thighs flexed on abdomen, legs on thighs, thighs abducted. Used for pelvic exams and of delivery baby
Necrosis Death of cells
Necrotic Related to death of a tissue (necrosis localized tissue death)
Pneumonia Inflammation or infection of the lungs
Prone Lying horizontal with face downward; opposed to supine
Reactive Hyperemia Blachable reddening of skin which occurs when pressure is removed
Sensory Deficit Impaired or absent functioning of one or more senses
Sensory Deprivation Conditions resulting from decreased sensory input or input that is monotonous or meaningless
Sensory Overload Condition resulting from excessive sensory input to which the brain is unable to respond
Supine Lying on the back or with face upward; opposed to prone
Trochanter Roll A rolled towel support placed against the hips to prevent external rotation of the legs
Created by: nonelily