Wound Care Vocabulary

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

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