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(building construction)
A strap, band, ring, or chain placed around a structure to secure and hold its parts together, as around the springing of a dome.
Rubber ribbon about 4 inches (10 centimeters) wide for temporarily protecting a telephone or coaxial splice from moisture.
A strip of gauze, muslin, flannel, or other material, usually in the form of a roll, but sometimes triangular or tailed, used to hold dressing in place, to apply pressure, to immobilize a part, to support a dependent or injured part, to obliterate tissue cavities, or to check hemorrhage.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



a soft or rigid material used to secure a dressing on a wound (protective bandage), create pressure on a part of the body to halt venous bleeding (pressure bandage), or keep an injured part of the body, usually an extremity, in the necessary position (immobilizing bandage).

Protective and pressure bandages are usually applied from a roll of gauze over a sterile dressing of gauze or cotton placed on a wound. Several types of protective bandages can be used, depending on the topography of the part of the body to be bandaged. Examples are circular, figure-of-8, and spica bandages. Cleol (a composite of rosin, ethyl alcohol, ether, and sunflower oil) and adhesive bandages can also be used to secure a dressing. An immobilizing bandage is ordinarily used for a fracture or extensive injury to soft tissue and can be made of wood, wire, or plastic. Such a bandage is called a splint, and the procedure for applying it splinting. The application of bandages is a first-aid procedure.

Inflatable coverings—pneumatic splints that uniformly encircle and immobilize the body—are used for prolonged and difficult transport of a victim (for example, from a mine) and for the immobilization of the extremities or the entire body. Plaster casts are commonly used for fractures.


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What does it mean when you dream about a bandage?

The sense of being hurt, either physically or emotionally. It can also represent the sense of healing.

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A strap, band, ring, or chain placed around a structure to secure and hold its parts together, as around the springing of a dome.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Conclusions: This study showed that treatment of acute ankle sprains with an elastic bandage was more effective than splint in reducing edema.
While subjects were wearing the elastic bandage, rHb was lower in skin (Table 2) and subcutaneous tissue (Table 2) during pre-exercise measurements.
Elastic bandages are used because of their ability to conform to the body and exert constant, even pressure.
An elastic bandage can then be used to hold the dressing in place.
Fill a plastic bag with ice and secure it to the ankle with tape, a belt, an elastic bandage, or something similar for 20 minutes.
He uses an elastic bandage to lash a fly rod to his right arm.
To apply compression, wrap a towel or an Ace-type elastic bandage around the injury (not so tightly that you cut off circulation).
First-aid kit should include band-aids, an elastic bandage, antibiotic cream, sun and insect protection, a whistle, and a small flashlight.
Put ice on it every 3-4 hours for 30 minutes, wrap your knee in an elastic bandage and keep it elevated.
The key components of this traditional recovery protocol are protection (such as casting the injury if necessary), rest (from the activity), ice, compression (such as wrapping the injury in an elastic bandage) and elevation (of the injured body part).
On the night, she would don a Lycra frock so small it could double as an elastic bandage, slap on the war paint and backcomb her perm until it was the size of a wheelie bin.
Item Qty Per Kit NSN Qty Per Each NSN Iodine 10 packets 6505-00-148-7096 144 Field dressing 3 ea 6510-00-159-4883 1 Field compress 1 ea 6510-00-200-3075 1 Gauze bandage, 2 ea 6510-00-200-3185 12 3-in x 18-ft Triangle bandage, 1 ea 6510-00-201-1755 1 37-in x 37-in x 52-in Adhesive bandage 18 ea 6510-00-913-7909 300 3/4-in x 3-in Rolled elastic bandage, 1 ea 6510-00-935-5820 10 2-in x 12-ft Surgical tape, 3 ea 6510-01-060-1639 100 1-in x 54-in Petrolatum gauze, 3 ea 6510-01-112-6414 12 3-in x 36-in Surgical blade 1 ea 6515-00-754-0426 5 Scissors 1 pr 6515-00-935-7138 12 Exam glove 4 ea 6515-01-364-8554 100 Dental bag 1 ea 6520-00-926-9041 100 Eye dressing 1 ea 6545-00-853-6309 12 Case 1 ea 6545-00-113-3722 1