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First set of terminology (Minor Surgery) for Orange Mod. Ms. Robinson.

Abrasion

Rubbing or scraping of the skin or mucous membranes.

Abscess

Localized collection of pus that may be located under the skin or deep within the body

Absorbable Suture

surgical stitch that is left in the body; will absorb.

Acute

Having a rapid onset and severe symptoms, usually subsiding within a relatively short period of time

Antiseptic

substance that renders microorganisms harmless

Approximation

bringing together skin or wound edges

Asepsis

Absence of contaminated materials

Avulsion

tissue forcibly torn away or separated from the body

Bacteriocide

agent that destroys pathogenic bacteria

Biopsy

small sample of tissue excised from the body for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes

Carrier

unaffected person who can transmit infection to another person

Caustic

Substance that burns or destroys organic tissue

Chronic

Persisting for a long period of time

Coagulum

blood clot

Contamination

Soiled through contact with nonsterile materials

Contusion

bruise

Curettage

Scraping a body cavity with a curette

Cyst

Sac of fluid or semisolid material located in or under the skin

Debridement

Surgical removal of damaged, diseased or contaminated tissue

Disease

Definite pathologic process having descriptive set of signs and symptoms

Disinfection

Destruction of pathogens by chemical or physical means

Ethyl Chloride

Topical anesthetic

Fistula

Abnormal tube like passage within the body tissues

Fomite

Inanimate object

Furuncle

Boil

General Anesthetic

Medication given to patient to produce unconsciousness

Hematoma

Localized collection of blood under the skin

Hemostat

Instrument used to clamp blood vessels

Incision

wound with clean neat edges

Infection

Invasion and multiplication of microorganisms in body tissues causing injury and damage to tissues

Infiltration

Injecting medication into the skin

Iodoform Gauze

Slender strips of gauze covered with iodine, used as a wick to drain infection

Irrigation

Flushing of a cavity or wound with a solution

Laceration

Wound with jagged, irregular edges

Lesion

Wound, sore, ulcer, tumor or any traumatic tissue damage that causes a lack of tissue continuity or loss of function

Lidocaine

Local anesthetic

Littauer Suture Scissors

Scissors used to remove sutures

Local Anesthetic

Medication which produces a loss of sensation in localized area

Medical Asepsis

Aseptic cleaning after use in the body

Microorganisms

microscopic living organisms

Needle Holders

Instruments used to place sutures in the body

Nonabsorbable Suture

surgical stitch that must be removed from the body

Pathogens

disease producing microorganisms

Permeable

able to be passed or soaked through

Polyps

Tumors frequently found in mucous membranes

Puncture Wound

wound made from piercing of the skin with a pointed object

Resident Bacteria

Bacteria found under the fingernails, in hair follicles and in the openings of sebaceous glands and in the deeper layers of the skin

Sanitization

reducing the number of microorganisms to a safe level

Sclerostomy

formation of new opening into the sclera

Sebaceous Cyst

Blockage of oil gland causing a cyst

Spore

Thick walled cell formed within bacteria capable of releasing a toxin

Sterile Field

Any surface containing sterile items

Sterilization

complete destruction of all forms of microbial life

Suppuration

Production of purulent material

Surgical Asepsis

Sterilization before use in the body

Tissue Forceps

Instruments with teeth, used to grasp tissue

Toxin

poisonous subsatnce produced by pathogenic bacteria

Transient Bacteria

surface bacteria that are introduced by fomites and remain with you a short time

Vector

flea, mice, other rodents

Virulent

any infectious agent that produces pathogenic effects

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