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surgical removal of foreign material and dead tissue from a wound in order to prevent infection and promote healing
also hives; an acute allergic reaction in which round wheals (welts) develop on the skin, usually accompanied by intense itching
abnormal widening and thickening of the ends of the fingers and toes associated with chronic oxygen deficiency
a large, irregular area of purplish discoloration due to bleeding under the skin; a bruise
the field of knowledge relating to the making and fitting of orthopedic appliances, such as a brace or splint to support, align, prevent, or correct deformities or to improve the function of movable parts of the body
An irritation of a tissue caused by infection or injury. Inflammation is characterized by four cardinal symptoms; redness (rubor), swelling (tumor), heat (calor), and pain (dolor).
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