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pack

 [pak]
1. treatment by wrapping a patient in blankets or sheets, or a limb in towels, wet or dry and either hot or cold; referred to as wet, dry, hot, or cold pack, respectively.
2. the blankets, sheets, or towels used for this treatment.
3. tampon.
4. a type of dressing used for hemostasis, such as in the nose (nasal pack) or vagina (vaginal pack). See also packing.

pack

(pak),
1. To fill, stuff, or tampon.
2. To enwrap or envelop the body in a sheet, blanket, or other covering.
3. To apply a dressing or covering to a surgical site.
4. The items used for wound dressing.
[M.E. pak, fr. Germanic]

pack

(pak)
1. treatment by wrapping a patient in blankets or sheets or a limb in towels, either wet or dry and hot or cold; also, the blankets or towels used for this purpose.
2. a tampon.

pack

(păk)
n.
1. Medicine
a. Material, such as towels, sheets, or blankets that are used to swathe a patient or body part.
b. A material, such as gauze, that is therapeutically inserted into a body cavity or wound.
2.
a. An ice pack used to reduce pain and inflammation.
b. A cold pack.
c. A hot pack.
3. A cosmetic paste that is applied to the skin, allowed to dry, and then rinsed off.
v. packed, packing, packs
v.tr.
Medicine
a. To wrap (a patient) in a pack.
b. To insert a pack into (a body cavity or wound).

pack′a·bil′i·ty n.
pack′a·ble adj.

pack

Etymology: ME, pakke, bundle
1 a treatment in which the entire body or a portion of it is wrapped in wet or dry towels or in ice for various therapeutic purposes, as with cold packs for reducing high temperatures and swellings or for inducing hypothermia during certain surgical procedures, especially heart surgery and organ transplantation.
2 a tampon.
3 the act of applying a dressing or dental cement to a surgical wound.
4 a surgical dressing to cover a wound or to fill the cavity left from extraction of a tooth, especially a wisdom tooth.

pack

Drug slang
noun A regional term for a wholesale quantity of marijuana or heroin.
  
verb To fill a pipe bowl with marijuana.
  
Forensics
verb To carry a concealed weapon.

pack

(pak)
1. To fill, stuff, or tampon.
2. To enwrap or envelop the body in a sheet, blanket, or other covering.
3. To apply a dressing or covering to a surgical site.
4. Prepackaged organized container for medications.
[M.E. pak, fr. Germanic]

pack

(pak)
1. To fill, stuff, or tampon.
2. To enwrap or envelop body in a sheet, blanket, or other covering.
3. To apply a dressing or covering to a surgical site.
4. Items used for wound dressing.
[M.E. pak, fr. Germanic]

pack,

n a material used to protect tissue, fill space, or prevent hemorrhage.
pack, periodontal,
n a surgical dressing applied to the necks of teeth and the adjacent tissue to cover and protect the surgical wound.

pack

1. see sterile surgical pack.
2. jute container (13.5 cm×7.5 cm×7.5 cm) into which wool is packed to make a bale; other similar containers in which wool is packed include butts and sacks.

Patient discussion about pack

Q. can i treat Arthritis with hot packs? will it make any different?

A. Actually ostheoarthritis is known to be aleviated with heat and so hot packs may help. Cold weather is known to aggravate arthritis. You should try a combination of physical therapy or minimal exercise with hot packs.

Q. Do you know the Aroma Therapy packs they sale over the mall? they say it's especially good for Arthritis, is it true ?

A. i'm a bit skeptic about "wonder treatments" you buy at the malls. i think that 99% of those things are there because desperate people will buy anything for a bit of peace of mind.

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