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Wounds

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The disintegration of cells or tissues by the enzymes of the body or cellular components in would fluid. (Cover the wound and the body takes care of it) Autolysis
The removal of devitalized tissues from or adjacent to a traumatic or infected lesion to expose healthy tissue. Debridement
Healiing by the growth of epithelium over a denuded surface Epitheliazation
Redness of the skin caused by congestion of the capillaries in the lower layers of the skin. (Signs of infection or inflammation) Erythema
A dry scab; devitalized tissue. (Black and thick...it must be removed!) Eschar
A fluid with a high composition of protein and cellular debris that has escaped from blood vessels and is deposited in tissues or on tissue surfaces. (Fluid coming out of a wound) Exudate
Any granular material on the surface of a tissue, membrane, or organ. (Reestabulization of blood flow) Granulation
The quality of being hard; abnormal firmness of tissue with a definite margin. (Area around wound is hard due to fluid) Induration
The softening of a solid or tisue by soaking. Maceration
The morphological changes indicative of cell death. Necrosis
A mass of dead tissue in, or cast out from, living tissue; pronounced "sluf". (Yellow stuff on wound bed) Slough
A local defect or excavation of the surface of an organ or tissue produced by sloughing of necrotic inflammatory tissue. Ulcer
Created by: pta2013