gauze sponge


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gauze sponge

Etymology: Fr, gaze + Gk, spoggia
a piece of folded gauze used during surgery to wipe up bleeding surfaces and thereby help locate any sources of blood loss.

gauze sponge

A sterile pad made of absorbent material. It is used during surgery and in wound dressing materials.
See also: sponge
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The number of gauze sponges in the marketplace is expected to remain level or decrease slightly.
The averaged data and information in Table 1 characterizes the gauze sponge products.
Nonwoven general use sponges are made in the same gauze sponge sizes but only in three and four ply.
Every lap sponge, OR towel or gauze sponge is thermally fused with a unique, patented bar code.
At the 24, 48 and 72-hour marks, each testing area was wiped gently with a 70% isporpyl alcohol-soaked gauze sponge and was observed for irritation and sensitization reactions.
is expanding its wound care line with new gauze sponge products to join its already comprehensive line of traditional and advanced wound care products.
The report provides value, in millions of US dollars, volume (in units) and average prices (in US dollars) within market segments - Gauzes (Woven Gauzes (Sterile Woven and Non-Sterile Woven Gauzes) and Non-Woven Gauzes (Sterile Non-Woven and Non-Sterile Non-Woven Gauzes)), Sponges (Woven Sponges (Sterile Woven and Non-Sterile Woven Sponges) and Non-Woven Sponges (Sterile Non-Woven and Non-Sterile Non-Woven Sponges)), Bandages (Conforming Bandages (Cotton and Synthetic Conforming Bandages), Non-Adherent Bandages and Adhesive Bandages), Abdominal Pads (Sterile and Non-Sterile Abdominal Pads) and Gauze Sponges (Woven Gauze Sponges (Sterile Woven and Non-Sterile Woven Gauze Sponges) and Non-Woven Gauze Sponges (Sterile Non-Woven and Non-Sterile Non-Woven Gauze Sponges)).