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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 For this reason talcum powder has largely been replaced by less irritating corn starch and rice starch.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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The Big Mitten will host entertainment for the whole family, complete with a kids zone, teen center & skate park, huge midway with fair games and rides, a go cart track, monster truck rides, helicopter rides, concerts with stars like Chris Janson & John Michael Montgomery, great food, giant beer and wine tent with a jumbo screen to watch the games on, employers of skilled trades hiring new employees, special displays by the Armed Forces and Camp Liberty, tons of vendors, a massive car sale and the Race with Rusty Wallace Nascar experience allowing attendees to take accelerating rides around Michigan International Speedway.
In the closely-fought Small Accountancy Firm Of The Year category, Birmingham practice MHS Bloomer Heaven came out on top, while Stoke-on-Trent's Mitten Clarke claimed the title in the Medium Firm category.
It's believed Chinese mitten crabs got to Britain by stowing away on a cargo ship.
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We're excited that ScratchMeNot Flip Mitten Sleeves prevent this damage by allowing parents to cover their fingers when they scratch and when the scratching has subsided, parents can open the mittens allowing hands free time,” said Thomas.
Mitten said: "There are piles of opportunity out there but it is still a difficult time and growth slowed last year, yet we still grew.
While there are eight other sisters in communities about 300 miles east in the cities of Tokyo and Kamakura, Mitten is the last Maryknoller in Kyoto.
Mitten was a clever, speedy winger in the Manchester United team that won the FA Cup in 1948.
Fully illustrated with full color photography and easy-to-follow knitting pattern diagrams, Magnificent Mittens & Socks lives up to its title with 42 charted mittens, interchangeable cuff charts, 13 edge finishes for cuffs, 7 embellishments for color and texture, linings, dye recipes for mitten colors, detailed instructions for socks using mitten charts, and more.
Follow Mike Mitten as he totes his recurve on some extreme solo backpack hunts in the remote wilderness of Alaska, Canada, and several Western states.
I reminded them to be sure not to actually touch their hand with the pencil as "finger bumps" would then show up, and it would no longer look like a mitten.
If you're facing brutal cold, get the extreme cold weather mitten set.