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Forensic pathology A popular term for a broad sheet of epidermis, especially of the hands and feet, which may include the fingernails that slough from bodies immersed in water for prolonged periods, a phenomenon that occurs more rapidly in warm water
Infectious control A disposable sheath composed of latex or plastic used to cover an examiner’s hands during many phases of patient management to minimise the risk of transmitting pathogens either from the patient to the health care provider, or, for patients in reverse isolation, from the provider to the patient


Infectious control A disposible sheath composed of latex or plastic used to cover an examiner's hands during many phases of Pt management to minimize the risk of transmitting pathogens either from the Pt to the health care provider or, for Pts in reverse isolation, from the provider to the Pt. See Hand washing, Personal protection garment.


A protective covering for the hand. In medical care the glove is made of a flexible impervious material that permits full movement of the hand and fingers. Gloves are used to protect both the operative site from contamination with organisms from the health care worker and the health care worker from contamination with pathogens from the patient.


It is not advisable to wash gloves and wear them again while treating another patient.

double glove

The wearing of two pairs of gloves during invasive procedures to decrease the likelihood of direct contact between the surgeon and the patient. Similarly: “triple glove.”

edema control glove

An elastic pressure-gradient glove designed to facilitate tissue healing following hand injury.

surgical glove

A sterile glove worn to prevent contamination of the patient during invasive procedures and to protect the hand from exposure to potentially infectious materials.

thermally insulated glove

A glove that provides protection against frostnip and frostbite.
See: Sterile Gloves, Open Method


a covering garment for the hand with a separate sheath for each finger.

lead glove
for protection of the animal holder during radiography. Fabric gloves lined with thin lead/rubber sheet with a minimum lead equivalent of 0.25  mm.
glove powders
are used to assist in the wearing of surgical gloves but materials used may cause foreign body reactions in tissues. For this reason talcum powder has largely been replaced by less irritating corn starch and rice starch.
surgical glove
latex rubber, sterilized or capable of sterilization, thin enough not to interfere with touch sensation or digital dexterity, disposable or reusable.
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Residents can donate new handmade or store-bought hats, scarves, gloves and mittens at TCF Bank branches and at MPS Central Services through January 19, 2018.
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CORVALLIS - Oregon State had "The Glove," now it has "The Mitten.
FOCUS Houghton International managing director Michael Mitten
Yet, after some six decades in place as a missionary and after more than a little language confusion, Mitten couldn't help but think back on the changes the years have brought.
Mitten was a clever, speedy winger in the Manchester United team that won the FA Cup in 1948.
Nationally acclaimed wildlife painter writer and horse breeder/trainer Liz Mitten Ryan decided seven years ago to leave city life and its comforts and conveniences as well as a thriving career to build her dream life on a remote 320-acre ranch in British Columbia.
Mike Mitten conveys his passion for the challenges these hunts bring, but even as he spends weeks alone in the wilderness, his thoughts center on his wile, children, and brothers.
While students were cutting and gluing their scraps into the mitten shape, they made sure to conform to the curves of their pencil drawing, rather than sloppily gluing down chunks of fabric.
Those guys" are Eddie Baur and Scott Fochtman, founding partners in Mitten, a first-of-its-kind distributor in Michigan, and they believe in the state's wines.
When the liners wear out, there's no need to spend money on a new mitten set.
Michiganders really scored big in the state-look-alike game, as they have the distinct pleasure of using their right hand (palm facing toward you) or left hand (palm facing away) to point out their home-town on the mitten created by their hand's silhouette.