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1. a setting free.
2. surgical incision or cutting of soft tissue to bring about relaxation.
tendon release tenotomy.
wheelchair pressure release weight shift of a person confined to a wheelchair.
releasenoun An action moving a blood component from a restricted—by quarantine, crossmatch or other designation—to an unrestricted status, available for use by any appropriately matched patient.
verb To deliver, hand, give, profer, etc., blood components to the healthcare workers responsible for delivering those components to where they are to be transfused.
Releaseperforated film absorbent dressing (see Table 1)
|Dressing Type||Features||Indicated Use|
|Primary Wound-Dressing Films|
|Semi-permeable adhesive film||Non-absorbent|
Non-adherent to wound surface
Gas and water vapour permeable, but impermeable to water
Transparent, allowing observation of wound
|Low exudating wounds|
|Perforated film, absorbent||Low adherence (absorbent pad covered by perforated film)||Low exudating wounds|
|Low-adherent Wound Contact Layers|
|Unmedicated viscose||Non-absorbent; non-shedding||Non-adherent primary dressing|
|Medicated tulle||Low-adherent polyethylene glycol or paraffin impregnated tulle incorporating an antiseptic (e.g.: chlorhexidine gluconate; iodine)||Topical antisepsis|
|Semi-permeable hydrogels||Hydrophilic polymers in either sheet or amorphous formulations|
Gas permeable, but impermeable to water
Dressing surface may dry out, and thus requires rehydration with saline
|Removal of slough|
Rehydration of dry, necrotic tissue to allow its later sharp debridement
Absorption of heavy exudation
Carrier of topical antimicrobials (e.g.: metronidazole)
|Hydrocolloids||Interactive (form a gel when in contact with wound surface)|
Usually formulated with an occlusive, water-repellent backing
Promote an acidic and hypoxic wound environment, and facilitates neoangiogenesis
|Not suitable for infected wounds|
Maintain a moist, temperature controlled wound environment
|Alginates||Seaweed derivatives which form a hydrophilic gel in contact with the wound surface|
Require irrigation to remove from wound surface
|Absorption of exudation|
Moisten with saline before application
|Polyurethane foams||Smooth low-adherent wound contact layer backed with hydrophobic foam|
Maintain a moist wound environment and good thermal insulation
|Absorption of moderate exudation|
Outer layer prevents 'strike through'
|Silver agents||Silver ions impregnated into dressing|
|Topical antisepsis, including resistant forms|
n in bodywork, the letting go of muscle tension and associated emotional stress.
v to give up as a legal claim; to discharge or relinquish a right.
adj See medication, sustained release.