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bite

 [bīt]
1. seizure with the teeth.
2. a wound or puncture made by a living organism; see also at the name of the organism, such as insect bites and stings, spider bite, and snakebite.
3. an impression made by closure of the teeth upon some plastic material, such as wax.
occlusion (def. 2).
Animal Bite. Any animal bite that breaks the skin should be treated rapidly and with care. The wound should be washed at once with warm, soapy water and the victim taken to an emergency medical facility. Potential complications of an animal bite include tetanus, rabies, septicemia, and bone and muscle infections. Every effort should be made to catch an animal that has bitten someone, so that it may be confined and examined by the health department for signs of rabies. Whenever possible it should be caught alive because evidence of rabies disappears rapidly after death. If the animal is not caught, the bitten person is given antirabies treatment immediately.
Human Bite. Any human bite that penetrates the skin should be considered dangerous because a human bite can be contaminated with both aerobic and anaerobic organisms. The wound should be washed immediately with soap and water and a health care provider should be consulted. Antimicrobial therapy may be needed as there is a serious danger of infection, a danger that is more serious with human bites than with animal bites since many of the organisms carried by animals do not affect humans.
over-bite overbite.
stork b's see stork bites.

bite

(bīt),
1. To incise or seize with the teeth.
2. The act of incision or seizure with the teeth.
3. A morsel of food held between the teeth.
4. Term used to denote the amount of pressure developed in closing the jaws.
5. Undesirable jargon for terms such as interocclusal record, maxillomandibular registration, denture space, and interarch distance.
6. A wound or puncture of the skin made by animal or insect.
[A.S. bītan]

bite

(bīt)
1. seizure with the teeth.
2. a wound or puncture made by a living organism.
3. an impression made by closure of the teeth upon some plastic material, e.g., wax.
4. occlusion (2).

closed bite  malocclusion in which the incisal edges of the mandibular anterior teeth protrude past those of the maxillary teeth.
cross bite  crossbite.
edge-to-edge bite , end-to-end bite occlusion in which the incisors of both jaws are closed.
open bite  occlusion in which certain opposing teeth fail to come together when the jaws are closed; usually confined to anterior teeth.
over bite  overbite.

bite

(bīt)
v. bit (bĭt), bitten (bĭt′n) or bit, biting, bites
v.tr.
1. To cut, grip, or tear with or as if with the teeth.
2.
a. To pierce the skin of with the teeth, fangs, or mouthparts.
b. To sting with a stinger.
v.intr.
1. To grip, cut into, or injure something with or as if with the teeth.
2. To have a stinging effect.
n.
1. The act of biting.
2. A skin wound or puncture produced by an animal's teeth or mouthparts: the bite of an insect.
3.
a. An amount of food taken into the mouth at one time; a mouthful.
b. Informal A light meal or snack.
4. Dentistry The angle at which the upper and lower teeth meet; occlusion.

bit′a·ble, bite′a·ble adj.
bit′er n.

bite

Etymology: AS, bitan
1 the act of cutting, tearing, holding, grinding, crushing, or gripping with the teeth.
2 the lingual portion of an artificial tooth between its shoulder and its incisal edge.
3 an occlusal record or relationship between the upper and lower teeth or jaws. Compare closed bite, open bite.
To seize with the teeth; to lacerate, crush, or wound with teeth
Dentistry See Cross bite
Infectious disease A chomp from a dentated mammal; dog bites are relatively clean; monkey bites often contain pathogens; human bites more so; 10–20% of human bites are on the face, neck, breasts, or genitals, and occur during sexual activity
Pathology A popular term used as an adjective, noun, or verb in reference to material obtained by a grasping type of biopsy forceps—e.g., alligator forceps See Biopsy
Paediatrics See Stork bite

bite

verb To seize with the teeth; to lacerate, crush, or wound with teeth Infectious disease A chomp from a dentated mammal; dog bites are relatively clean; monkey bites often contain pathogens; human bites more so; 10-20% of human bites are on the face, neck, breasts, or genitals, and occur during sexual activity. See Closed bite, Closed fist injury, Live bite, Snake bite Pediatrics See Stork bite.

bite

(bīt)
1. To incise or seize with the teeth.
2. The act of incision or seizure with the teeth.
3. A morsel of food held between the teeth.
4. Term used to denote the amount of pressure developed in closing the jaws.
5. Colloquial usage for terms such as interocclusal record, maxillomandibular registration, denture space, and interarch distance.
6. A wound or puncture of the skin made by animal or insect.
See also: bites
[A.S. bītan]

bite

A dental term describing the relationship of the teeth of the lower jaw (MANDIBLE) to those of the upper and how they come together (the occlusion).

bite

(bīt)
1. To incise or seize with the teeth.
2. The act of incision or seizure with the teeth.
3. A morsel of food held between the teeth.
4. Term used to denote the amount of pressure developed in closing the jaws.
5. Undesirable jargon for terms such as interocclusal record, maxillomandibular registration, denture space, and interarch distance.
6. A wound or puncture of the skin made by animal or insect.
[A.S. bītan]

bite,

n 1. the part of an artificial tooth on the lingual side between the shoulder and the incisal edge of the tooth.
n 2. an interocclusal record or relationship. See also denture space; distance, interarch; record, interocclusal; and record, maxilloman.
bite, balanced,
bite block,
n 1. in intraoral radiography, a film holder that the patient bites to provide stable retention of the film packet.
n 2. an occlusion rim.
n 3. a commercially available device, usually made of rubber, which can be used to prop open a patient's oral cavity during a prolonged treatment session.
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Disposable bite block.
bite, close,
bite, closed,
n 1. an abnormal overbite.
n 2. a decrease in the occlusal vertical dimension produced by factors such as tooth abrasion and loss or failure of eruption of supportive posterior teeth. See also distance, reduced interarch.
bite, convenience,
bite, edge-to-edge,
n an occlusion in which the incisal edge of the maxillary incisors meets the incisal edge of the mandibular incisors. See also occlusion, edge-to-edge.
bite force,
n the interocclusal force produced in jaw closure, usually measured in grams or pounds.
bite fork,
n See fork, face-bow.
bite guard,
bite guard splint,
bite, human,
n a puncture or laceration of tissue caused by human teeth. The markings may be distinctive and useful in forensic pathology to determine the person responsible. Human bite wounds may become infected, requiring antibiotic treatment and tetanus toxoid injection.
bite, locked,
bite marks,
n.pl the distinctive tooth patterns in a wound that may have forensic or legal implications.
bite, normal,
bite, open,
bite opening bends,
n.pl the bends made in maxillary and mandibular light round wires mesial to the molar tubes in orthodontics.
bite plate,
n See plate, bite.
bite, power,
n the strength of the closing motion of the mandible.
bite pressure,
n the pressure produced by jaw closure per unit of area, usually measured in grams per square millimeter. See also pressure, occlusal.
bite raising,
n See dimension, vertical, increasing occlusal.
bite record,
bite rest,
n See position, rest, physiologic.
bite rim,
bite, working,

bite

1. seizure with the teeth.
2. a wound or puncture made by a living organism.
3. the position of upper and lower teeth in relation to each other when the mouth is closed. See also biting.

animal bite
trauma caused by teeth and usually heavily contaminated with microorganisms. In countries where rabies is present the additional consideration is to ensure that the biter is not rabid, or if there is uncertainty to decide on whether postbite treatment or vaccination would be desirable. See also cat-bite abscess, cat-scratch disease, fighting.
dog bite
see animal bite (above).
insect bite
depending on the nature of the insect and the site, the tissue response may be minimal to extensive, particularly when a hypersensitivity reaction is involved. Pruritus is also variable.
open bite
upper and lower incisors fail to meet when the mouth is closed.
overshot bite
pincer bite
upper and lower incisors make contact on their edges rather than overlapping when the mouth is closed.
reverse scissor bite
the labial surface of the lower incisors makes contact with the lingual surface of the upper incisors when the mouth is closed. Called also anterior crossbite.
scissor bite
the lingual surface of the upper incisors contacts the labial surface of the lower incisors when the mouth is closed. Generally, a normal bite in carnivores.
bite wound
it is often necessary to diagnose that a wound has in fact been caused by a bite. This may be aided by observation of typical puncture wounds, perhaps with extravasations of blood in the subcutaneous tissues, by parallel rake marks, by a matching pair of wounds made by the upper and lower jaws of the biter.

Patient discussion about bite

Q. does mosquito bites considered as an edema a bet with a friend- please help solve an issue an help me win a new I pod :)

A. (don't take the mini i-pod, it sucks). it's true-the mosquito has a number of proteins and materials in his saliva that works as anticoagulants and vasodilators (blood vessel broadening). these causes the bite area to start an immune reaction and one of the consequences is an edema-"an increase of interstitial fluid in any organ", that means fluids are exiting blood system. in this case- not too much...

Q. What is this mosquito bite that became a rash?? I was bitten by a mosquito a few hours ago and the bite turned in to a red rash that spreaded all over my body. It's already starting to disappear but I would really like to know what was it! If you have any ideas...please share with me...

A. What you describe may be urticaria (hives). It's a kind of allergic reaction to many stimuli, including drugs, infections, foods etc, and in your case-insect bite. The rash is red-pink and elevated above the normal skin level, and lesions come and go in a matter of hours, an eventually disappears. There may also be a feeling of itching.

You may read more here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urticaria

Q. an insect bite seems infected and is bleeding... the area under the skin is hard and sore... when pressed it bleeds quite a bit

A. It sounds like you have cellulitis around the area of the bite, and you should see a doctor to decide whether or not this requires antibiotics.

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