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Bonewit Chapt 10

Minor Office Surgery (Allysa Jasper)

abrasion a wound in which the outer layers of the skin are damaged; a scrape
abscess a collection of pus in a cavitiy surrounded by inflamed tissue
absorbable suture surture material tha is gradually digested and absorbed by the body
approximation the process of bringing two parts, such as tissue, together through the use of sutures or other materials
bandage a strip of woven material used to wrap or cover a part of the body
biopsy the surgical removal and examination of tissue from the living body. Biopsies are generally performed to determine whether a tumor is benign or malignant
capillary action the action that cause liquid to rise along a wock, a tube, or a gauze dressing
colposcope a lighted instrument with a binocular magnifying lens used to examine the vagina and cervix
contaminate as it relates to sterile technique, to cause a sterile object or surface to become unsterile
contusion an injury to the tissues inder the skin that cuases blood vessels to rupture, allowing blood to seep into the tissues; a bruise.
cryosurgery the therapeutic use of freezing temperatures to destroy abnormal tissue
exudtae a discharge produced by the bodys's tissues
fibroblast am immature cell from which connective tissue cna devlop
forceps a two-pronged instrument for grasping and squeezing
furuncle a localozed staphylococcal infection that originates deep within a hair follicle. known as a boil
hemostasis the arrest of bleeding by natural or artificial means
incision a clean cut cause 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. Destroys invading MO's & removes damage 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 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 meatal 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 ehich tissue from deep within the body is obtained by the insertion of a biopsy needle through the skin
nonabsorbable suture suture material that absorbed by the body and either remains permanentle in the body tissue and becomes encapsulated by fibrous tissue or is removed
postoperative after asurgical 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 conatins fatty secretiond from a sebaceous gland
serum the clear, staw-colored part of the blood that remains after the soild elements have been separated out of it
sterile free of all living MO's 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 disgnosis and treatment of cetain diseases
surgical asepsis practices that keeps objects and areas sterile or free from MO's
sutures material used to appoximate tissues with surgical stitches
swaged needle a needle within suturing material permanently attached to its end
wound a break in the continuity of an external or internal surface cause by physical means
colposcopy the visual examination of the vagona and cervix using a colposcope
Created by: allysajasper