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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 It might be outdated or ideologically biased.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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A review of the CINAHL, Medline, and PubMed databases for 2012-2105 was conducted using the search terms chest tubes, occlusive dressings, occlusive petroleum dressings, and dry sterile dressings.
Sterile, clear occlusive dressings usually are used to allow observation of the insertion site.
Workers with broken skin should avoid contact with fresh water or mud; at minimum, open wounds should be protected with an occlusive dressing. Medical attention should be sought promptly by any person who has onset of febrile illness within 1 month of participating in the cleanup of a flood-affected area.
Occlusive dressings: Therapeutic agents and effects on drug delivery.
A proper occlusive dressing maintains a secure seal.
A literature search using databases Pubmed, Dynamed, Ebscohost, CINAHL, and Medline was conducted using key words chest tube dressing, Vaseline dressing, gauze dressing, occlusive dressing, and Tegaderm dressing for publications from 2009 to 2014.
An occlusive dressing to seal a sucking chest wound temporarily can buy a little time as well and is also surprisingly affordable.
After examination of the literature, our team questioned if it was safe to follow the showering procedure without the reapplication of an occlusive dressing as a reasonable alternative for a select patient population.
Another occlusive dressing was applied before patient discharge.
The first step in managing hemangioma ulceration is local wound care using barrier creams and ointments and occlusive dressing.
Re-epithelialization following laser procedures can be accelerated simply by applying a semi-permeable occlusive dressing.
Investigators have found that total absorption can be increased by an occlusive dressing, but occlusion does not alter the absorption rate.