Band-Aid


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Band-Aid

(bănd′ād′)
A trademark for an adhesive bandage with a gauze pad in the center, employed to protect minor wounds. This trademark sometimes occurs in print in figurative uses: "True welfare reform is being bypassed for Band-Aid solutions" (Los Angeles Times)."These measures are mere Band-Aids" (U.S. News & World Report).
A trademark for a brand of bandages that has become a genericised term for any sterile adhesive plastic strip/gauze combination used to cover minor cuts or abrasions

Vox populi adjective Referring to a temporary solution for a problem that is best addressed elsewhere
Military medicine noun A popular term for a medical corpsman
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The free Band-Aid Magic Vision app for iPhones and iPads works with Band-Aids bearing the likeness of the Muppets--the brand has a history of using licensed characters such as Barbie and Spider-Man to appeal to children.
First wounds are cleaned with Savlon / Betadine and washed with saline haemostasis secured, Benzion is applied on both sides of the wound and is allowed to dry so that the Band-Aid will be held firmly in place for longer duration.
But band-aids are not always the best way to deal with problems; sometimes, more drastic surgery is required.
Called the Band-Aid Magic Vision App Featuring Disney's The Muppets, the app lets parents and children use an iPhone or iPad to scan any Band-Aid strips (or the boxes) featuring the Muppets characters.
In the study, dystrophic dogs were given the molecular band-aid continuously for two months.
And his police mug shots showed there wasn't a scratch on him underneath the Band-Aids.
When my two-year-old hurts himself, he knows where to find plantain and a band-aid.
It's just a small round circle about the size of a dime, or a thin rectangular strip, but the difference between the standard tan band-aid and a cute Disney or Sponge Bob band-aid is priceless," says Letitia Cason, M.
s Band-Aid adhesive bandages and Neosporin first aid cream at CVS Caremark Corp.
Melbourne, December 14 (ANI): It is more painful to slowly rip off a Band-Aid than do it quickly, according to Australian researchers.
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Instead of pushing the development of a comprehensive growth plan, council members wait until they get hung up on a planning issue -- say a proliferation of big-box stores or the loss of thousands of retail apartments -- then slap on a Band-Aid.