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dressing

1. a covering for a wound, sore, etc.
2. size used for stiffening textiles
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Dressing

Masonry and moldings of better quality than the facing materials, used around openings or at corners of buildings.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Dressing

 

a therapeutic and diagnostic procedure in the treatment of wounds that consists of removing old, contaminated dressings, examining and treating the wound and surrounding skin, and applying medication and a fresh bandage.

Aseptic and antiseptic methods must be strictly followed during the dressing procedure. The frequency of dressing and the type of medications used depend on the condition of the wound, which is dressed until completely healed.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

dressing

[′dres·iŋ]
(agriculture)
Manure or compost used as a fertilizer.
(civil engineering)
The process of smoothing or squaring lumber or stone for use in a building.
(engineering)
The sharpening, repairing, and replacing of parts, notably drilling bits and tool joints, to ready equipment for reuse.
(medicine)
Application of various materials for protecting a wound and encouraging healing.
Material so applied.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

dressing, dressings

1. Projecting ornamental moldings and carved decorations of all kinds.
2. Masonry or molding of better quality than the facing brick; used around openings or at corners of buildings; often made of gauged brick.
3. Smoothing a stone surface.
4. Bossing.
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Forty years ago the emphasis was on acute care, antibacterial therapy, biological dressings and delayed surgery.
Effectiveness of Human Amnion preserved long-term in Glycerol as a temporary Biological dressing. Burns, 25(7), 625-635 (1999).
(22) Human amniotic membrane grafting (HHAMT) is a boon as acts not only as an amazing biological dressing but, also provides the basement membrane for the limbal stem cell transplantation and prevents recurrence of symblepharon in chemical injuries.
Like any superficial the second degree burn anywhere else on the body, in the case of ear also biological dressings can be used as they promote epithelialization and reduce the chances of infection, chondritis, and further ear damage.
The interest in natural biological dressings has been on the rise due to increase use of antibiotic, which has led our communities and overall the general population antibiotic resistance.
Biological dressings like collagen on the other hand create the most physiological interface between the wound surface and environment and are impermeable to bacteria.

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