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dressing

 [dres´ing]
1. any of various materials used for covering and protecting a wound.
2. in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as choosing, putting on, and removing clothes for a person who cannot do this for himself or herself.
biologic dressing one used in treatment of a burn or other large denuded area of skin to prevent infection and fluid loss; it may consist of synthetic material or a xenograft, allograft, or autograft
hydrocolloid dressing wafers or granules containing particles that interact with wound exudate to absorb the exudate by forming a gel.
pressure dressing one by which pressure is exerted on the covered area to prevent collection of fluids in underlying tissues; most commonly used after skin grafting and in treatment of burns.
protective dressing a light dressing to prevent exposure to injury or infection.

dress·ing

(dres'ing),
The material applied, or the application of material, to a wound for protection, absorbance, drainage, etc.

dressing

/dress·ing/ (dres´ing) any material used for covering and protecting a wound.
antiseptic dressing  gauze impregnated with antiseptic material.
occlusive dressing  one that seals a wound from contact with air or bacteria.
pressure dressing  one by which pressure is exerted on the covered area to prevent collection of fluids in underlying tissues.

dressing

(drĕs′ĭng)
n.
A therapeutic or protective material applied to a wound.

dressing1

Etymology: OFr, dresser, to arrange
a clean or sterile covering applied directly to wounded or diseased tissue to absorb secretions, protect from trauma, administer medications, maintain wound cleanliness, or stop bleeding. Kinds of dressings include absorbent dressing, antiseptic dressing, occlusive dressing, pressure dressing, and wet dressing.
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Gauze dressings

dressing2

a nursing intervention from the Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) defined as choosing, putting on, and removing clothes for a person who cannot do this for self. See also Nursing Interventions Classification.

dressing

Surgery Any natural or synthetic material used to cover a wound. See Composite/foam dressing, Fabric, Hydrocolloid, Hydrogel, Pressure dressing, Polyurethane film.

dress·ing

(dres'ing)
The material applied, or the application itself of material, to a wound for therapeutic purposes (e.g., protection, absorbance of drainage, and prevention of infection).
[O.fr. dresser, to put right]

dress·ing

(dres'ing)
The material applied, or the application of material, to a wound for protection, absorbance, drainage, or other uses.

dressing

1. any of various materials used for covering and protecting a wound. A pressure dressing is used for maintaining constant pressure, as in the control of bleeding. A protective dressing is applied to shield a part from injury or from septic infection.
2. of a carcass of meat see carcass dressing.

biological dressing
skin grafts.
dry dressing
support and pressure bandages not applied to moist wounds.
occlusive dressing
plastic film placed over medication that has been applied to the skin enhances absorption by trapping moisture, raising skin temperature and concentrating the medication.
dressing percentage
see carcass yield.
wet dressing
soaking of a bulky dressing to aid in cleansing, drainage and débridement of a wound. May be applied intermittently or continuously.

Patient discussion about dressing

Q. Why does it hurt so bad to move or even get dressed because of the fibrmyalgia? Some days I can't even move to get out of bed because I hurt so bad. Other days I hurt so bad that even trying to wear clothes hurts.

A. Hi! I saw your question and wanted to tell you that you need to try to move around a little. The more you sleep or lay around the worse it gets. You have to find your own way of moving and not moving. Walking is the best thing or swimming. Just moving around is good too depeending on pain level. Do too much or too little keeps you in pain. Moving around brings the pain down. Also, pain relievers help. Motrin or any NSAID will affect your kidneys and liver. But pain reliever is better.

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Crossbreeding KNP with Duroc increased slaughter and carcass weights as well as dressing percentage without any effect on the backfat thickness and carcass grade.
Animals fed on beet tubers with maize (1:1) showed significant gain weight and highly significant dressing percentage, so it is recommended to fed beet and maize together for sheep fattening to obtain higher gain weight
The dressing percentages were then calculated by multiplying the ratio of the carcass weights and the live weights by hundred.
2009), the protein level, in high-energy finishing diets, only had small effects on HCW, dressing percentage or KPH.
Creatinine concentration is considered to be a measure of muscle mass because a positive correlation has been found between plasma creatinine concentration and carcass weight, dressing percentage and the proportion of lean meat in the carcass (Istasse et al.
As evidence, when OC replaced an increasing percentage of concentrate mixture (0 to 50%) in lamb diet, there were no differences in daily gain or dressing percentage when all diets were isonitrogenous (Razzaque et al.
At the end of the experiment, three birds from each experimental unit were randomly slaughtered to determine the dressing percentage, weights of liver, gizzard, heart, pancreas and thymus and intestinal length.
At 42 days of age, four birds (two males and two females) per replicate randomly chosen were slaughtered and abdominal fat, liver, empty gizzard, heart, full gastrointestinal tracts (gut) were collected, weighed and calculated as their percentages of body weight and dressing percentage and relative organ weights were recorded, and also the length of gut was measured and calculated its percentage of body weight.
Data was recorded for body weight gain (weekly basis), feed intake (daily basis), dressing percentage (at the end of experiment), water consumption (daily basis) and mortality.
In the current study, fasting live weight, empty live weight, hot and cold carcass weight, dressing percentage, non-carcass components, and weight of carcass cuts were similar for all treatment groups.