Wound Care Vocabulary

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

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