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

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