19 relations: Abscess, Adhesive bandage, Antiseptic, Boil, Drain (surgery), Dressing (medical), Gauze, Iodine, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Peripherally inserted central catheter, Pus, Scalpel, Septic shock, Sterilization (microbiology), Surgery, Surgical staple, Surgical suture, Vancomycin, Wound healing.
An abscess is a collection of pus that has built up within the tissue of the body.
An adhesive bandage, also called a sticking plaster (or simply plaster) in British English, is a small medical dressing used for injuries not serious enough to require a full-size bandage.
Antiseptics (from Greek ἀντί anti, "against" and σηπτικός sēptikos, "putrefactive") are antimicrobial substances that are applied to living tissue/skin to reduce the possibility of infection, sepsis, or putrefaction.
A boil, also called a furuncle, is a deep folliculitis, infection of the hair follicle.
A surgical drain is a tube used to remove pus, blood or other fluids from a wound.
A dressing is a sterile pad or compress applied to a wound to promote healing and protect the wound from further harm.
Gauze is a thin, translucent fabric with a loose open weave.
Iodine is a chemical element with symbol I and atomic number 53.
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) refers to a group of gram-positive bacteria that are genetically distinct from other strains of Staphylococcus aureus.
A peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC or PIC line), less commonly called a percutaneous indwelling central catheter, is a form of intravenous access that can be used for a prolonged period of time (e.g., for long chemotherapy regimens, extended antibiotic therapy, or total parenteral nutrition) or for administration of substances that should not be done peripherally (e.g., antihypotensive agents a.k.a. pressors).
Pus is an exudate, typically white-yellow, yellow, or yellow-brown, formed at the site of inflammation during bacterial or fungal infection.
A scalpel, or lancet, is a small and extremely sharp bladed instrument used for surgery, anatomical dissection, podiatry and various arts and crafts (called a hobby knife).
Septic shock is a serious medical condition that occurs when sepsis, which is organ injury or damage in response to infection, leads to dangerously low blood pressure and abnormalities in cellular metabolism.
Sterilization (or sterilisation) refers to any process that eliminates, removes, kills, or deactivates all forms of life and other biological agents (such as fungi, bacteria, viruses, spore forms, prions, unicellular eukaryotic organisms such as Plasmodium, etc.) present in a specified region, such as a surface, a volume of fluid, medication, or in a compound such as biological culture media.
Surgery (from the χειρουργική cheirourgikē (composed of χείρ, "hand", and ἔργον, "work"), via chirurgiae, meaning "hand work") is a medical specialty that uses operative manual and instrumental techniques on a patient to investigate or treat a pathological condition such as a disease or injury, to help improve bodily function or appearance or to repair unwanted ruptured areas.
Surgical staples are specialized staples used in surgery in place of sutures to close skin wounds, connect or remove parts of the bowels or lungs.
Surgical suture is a medical device used to hold body tissues together after an injury or surgery.
Vancomycin is an antibiotic used to treat a number of bacterial infections.
Wound healing is an intricate process in which the skin repairs itself after injury.