Wound Care Vocabulary

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Attracting moisture
Dried exudate covering superficial wounds
Healing Process. Partial Thickness involves epithelialization; full thickness involves contraction, granulation, and epithelialization
Repelling moisture
Any cell or corpuscle from which connective tissue is developed
Process of programmed cell death that may occur in multicellular organisms, ie removal of capillaries in scar tissue
The inhibition of continued growth and division of a cell due to physical contact with other cells
Trauma caused by tissue layers sliding against each other; results in disruption or angulation of blood vessels
A deficiency of blood due to functional constriction of obstruction of a blood vessel to a part
The presence of abnormally large amounts of fluid in the interstitial space
Presence of excess blood in vessels; engorgement
Producing a serous secretion, containing serum
Abnormal firmness of tissue with a definate margin
Related to the skin or derma
Inflammation of a vein
Any disease producing agent or microorganism
Maintenance of wound temperature close to body temperature
Pain occurring when extremity is lower than the heart
Loss of skin integrity; may be superficial or deep
Supple; Flexible
Pertaining to the veins
Loss of skin that may extend into the dermis, subcutaneous tissue, bone or tendon
Pertaining to one or more arteries, vessels which carry O2 blood
Microorganism which lives and grows in the presence of free O2
Disintegration or liquidification of tissue or of cells by the bodies own mechanisms(leukocytes/emzymes)
Rim or Border of wound
The soiling by contact of introduction of organisms into the wound
Misnomer for pressure sore
Presence of bacteria which cause no local or systemic signs or symptoms
Thick, leathery, fibrin containing, necrotic tissue; devitalized tissue
Redness of skin surface produces by vasodilation
An area of skin which has become relatively thick and hard in response to repeated friction, pressure or other irritation
An agent which is capable of inhibiting the growth or multiplication of bacteria
nadequate blood supply which produces severe pain in calf muscles occurring during walking; subsides with rest
An area of localized tissue damage caused by ischemia due to pressue
Constriction of the blood vessels
Loss of epidermis
The pulling together of wound edges in the healing process
Dead; Vascular
Tissue destruction extending through the dermis to involve subcutaneous layer and possibly muscle/bone
Movement of a cell or organism, neutrophils towards bacteria or an area of tissue damage, in reaction to a chemical stimulus
Dilated tortuous superficial veins
Agent that inhibits the growth of microbes
Defensive reaction to tissue injury; involves increaded blood flow and capillary permeability and facilitates physiologic cleanup of wound. Accompanied by increased redness, swelli
An agent which destroys bacteria
Term applied to a number of pathological condition in which there is thickening, hardening, and loss of elasticity of the walls of blood vessels, especially arteries
Main supportive protein of the skin, tendon, bone, cartilage, and connective tissue
Remains or broken down of damaged cells or tissue
White blood cells which have the ability to destroy bacteria and devitalized tissue
A broad term referring to wounds or sores
A layer of tissue that lies immediately below the dermis and consists primarily of loose connective tissue and lobules of fats also called subcutaneus tissue
Accumulation of fluids in wound, may contain serum, cellular debris, bacteria, leukocytes
Surface damage caused by skin rubbing against another surface
The formation or growth of small blood vessels and connective tissue in a gull thickness wound
Stagnation of blood caused by venous congestion
Agent that inhibits the growth of bacteria
Non-infectious destruction of bone and joint associated with neuropathy
Thick fluid indicative of infection, containing leukocytes, bacteria, and cellular debris
Softening of tissue by soaking in fluids
Increase in the number of leukocytes(above 10,000/cu mm) in the blood
Extra blood in vessels in response to a period of blocked flow
Dried secretions
The outer layer of skin
A course or pathway which can extend in any direction from the wound surface results in dead space with potential for abscess formation
Movement of cells in repair process
Localized collection of pus in any part of the body
Uppermost viable layer of the wound; may be covered with slough or eschar
Loss of epidermis and possible partial loss of dermis
Producing Pus
Overgrowth of microorganisms capable of tissue destruction and invasion, accompanied by local and systemic symptoms
Death or necrosis of a part of the body secondary to injury, infection and/or lack of blood supply
To become white; maximum pallor
The inner layer of skin in which hair follicles and sweat glands originate involved in Grade 2-4 pressure sores
Biomechanical substances that are capable of breaking down necrotic tissue
Line of seperation between viable and nonviable tissue
Loose, stringy necrotic tissue
Tissue destruction underlying intact skin along wound margins
Removal of devitalized tissue
Changes that occur as a result of inadequate circulation, such as, loss of hair, thinning of skin, and ridging of nails
Regeneration of the epidermis across wound surface
Microorganism which lives and grows in the absence of O2

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