1. Tender; painful.
2. Any type of tender or painful ulcer or lesion of the skin or mucous membrane.
bed sorePressure ulcer
canker soreAphthous ulcer.
A thin-walled blister at the junction of the mucous membranes of the mouth and lips. It is caused by recurrent infection with herpes simplex virus (HSV) in those who have antibodies to HSV. Treatment is recommended only for immunocompromised patients, who are given acyclovir. See: fever blister
Delhi soreCutaneous leishmaniasis.
An ulcer of the skin of the arms or legs, sometimes caused by diphtheria or staphylococci, typically contracted in Australia or Burma.
A syphilitic chancre; primary lesion of syphilis.
Infection of the skin or of poorly tended wounds by Corynebacterium diphtheriae, esp. in warm, moist, tropical climates.
Oriental soreCutaneous leishmaniasis.
pressure sorePressure ulcer.illustration
The initial sore or hard chancre of syphilis.
soft venereal sore
A former name forchancroid.
tropical soreCutaneous leishmaniasis.
A slang term for a superficial infected area of the skin seen in alcoholics with poor personal hygiene. It is erroneously thought to be due to specific action of the wine.
stress or strain, by compression, expansion, pull, thrust or shear.
the blood pressure in the arteries.
the pressure exerted by the atmosphere, about 15 lb per square inch (2.17 kPa) at sea level.
the blood pressure in the capillaries.
central venous pressure (CVP) cerebrospinal pressure
the pressure of the cerebrospinal fluid, normally 100 to 150 mmHg.
the lowest pressure recorded in the arterial blood pressure cycle. Represents the minimal pressure in the left ventricle which can maintain its ejection phase. See also blood pressure
a device attached to the outlet of gas tanks to measure internal pressure which indicates the quantity of gas remaining.
the rate of increase (or decrease) in the magnitude of the pressure being measured.
intracranial pressure (ICP) intraocular pressure (IOP)
the pressure exerted against the outer coats by the contents of the eyeball.
mean circulatory filling pressure
a measure of the average (arterial and venous) pressure necessary to cause filling of the circulation with blood; it varies with blood volume and is directly proportional to the rate of venous return and thus to cardiac output.
thought to participate in regulating the volume of extracellular fluid levels when the normal neurohumoral mediators are impaired; the increase in water and sodium ion excretions which occur when blood pressure is elevated because of an increase in the circulating blood volume.
necrosis of tissue caused by exclusion of circulation by external compression, e.g. in prolonged recumbency, or due to too-tight bandage, collar, harness.
pressure less than that of the atmosphere.
the osmotic pressure of a colloid in solution.
the potential pressure of a solution directly related to its solute osmolar concentration; it is the maximum pressure developed by osmosis in a solution separated from another by a semipermeable membrane, i.e. the pressure that will just prevent osmosis
between two such solutions.
pressure point granuloma
see pressure points (below).
pressure point pyoderma
see pressure points (below).
parts of the body subject to pressure when the animal is recumbent, wearing harness or saddlery, or during restraint. Usually bony prominences such as the point of the hock, hip, shoulder, elbow and lateral aspects of limbs. These are predisposed to callus formation, infection pyoderma and granulomas.
pressure greater than that of the atmosphere.
difference between systolic and diastolic pressures in arteries.
e.g. the blood pressure receptors in the aortic arch and the carotid sinus.
the highest reading in the arterial blood pressure cycle. A reflection of the ejection pressure of left ventricular systole, and the elasticity of the arterial system.
the blood pressure in the veins. See also central
intravascular pressure as measured by a swan-ganz catheter
introduced into the pulmonary artery; it permits indirect measurement of the mean left atrial pressure.
bandages which apply pressure to underlying tissues; used after trauma to limit the development of edema, and in the management of lymphedema.
a popular term for any lesion of the skin or mucous membrane.
sore foot syndrome
erosion of the pads in recently captured large cats. Caused by ceaseless walking and pivoting on a concrete floor.
common name for facial dermatitis in gerbils. There is hypersecretion of the Harderian gland with accumulation of porphyrin pigment in the skin, causing irritation, self-trauma and secondary infection. Caused by overcrowding and excessive humidity.
Patient discussion about pressure sore
Q. I ask a client's Dr. to script flexaril for a lower back spasm and he made it for a drug called zanaflex? I am unfamiliar with zanaflex, what is the difference between it and flexaril 25mg? Benefits? Risks? I got him to order the air mattress and extended bed because client is 6'3" and is already bedridden on my 1st day..try to beat the skin breakdown, already stage I decubitis ulcers. I tried to talk the client into slideboard and lift away arm wheelchair...noway..he wants to walk bent with a rolling walker. He already had a lift chair delivered, so he just goes from bed to lift chair. He refuses to let me bathe him. He can't see, and he has me check his draw up on insulin to make sure it's right. He sends the P.T. man right back out the door after he signs the sheet. Difficult pt.!
A. Flexeril and Zanaflex are different drugs but are both muscle relaxants. There are hardly any differences between the two, clinically wise. If the doctor thought one is better than the other for your client I would suggest you take his advice and use the one he gave you.More discussions about pressure sore