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release

 [re-lēs´]
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.

release

noun 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.

Release

perforated film absorbent dressing (see Table 1)
Table 1: Types of wound dressings and indications for their use
Dressing TypeFeaturesIndicated Use
Primary Wound-Dressing Films
Semi-permeable adhesive filmNon-absorbent
Non-adherent to wound surface
Gas and water vapour permeable, but impermeable to water
Non-shedding
Transparent, allowing observation of wound
Low exudating wounds
Perforated film, absorbentLow adherence (absorbent pad covered by perforated film)
Low exudating wounds
Low-adherent Wound Contact Layers
Unmedicated viscoseNon-absorbent; non-sheddingNon-adherent primary dressing
Medicated tulleLow-adherent polyethylene glycol or paraffin impregnated tulle incorporating an antiseptic (e.g.: chlorhexidine gluconate; iodine)Topical antisepsis
Semi-permeable hydrogelsHydrophilic polymers in either sheet or amorphous formulations
Highly absorbent
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)
HydrocolloidsInteractive (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
AlginatesSeaweed 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 foamsSmooth low-adherent wound contact layer backed with hydrophobic foam
Highly gas-permeable
Maintain a moist wound environment and good thermal insulation
Absorption of moderate exudation
Outer layer prevents 'strike through'
Silver agentsSilver ions impregnated into dressing
Antibacterial action
Topical antisepsis, including resistant forms

release,

n in bodywork, the letting go of muscle tension and associated emotional stress.

release,

v to give up as a legal claim; to discharge or relinquish a right.
release, sustained,
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By comparison, quarterly memos issued before and after the meltdown specify the kinds of isotopes released from the storage tanks during their respective periods.
In practice, this decision meant that the minutes were released on the Friday after the next meeting.
7) Other states, such as Indiana, make use of determinate sentences where inmates know that if they do not commit any transgressions while incarcerated, they will be released after serving 50 percent of their original sentences.
Searching by chemical name results in releases identified by volume released.
For ESOP shares committed to be released to compensate employees directly, employers would recognize compensation cost equal to the fair value of the shares committed to be released.
1937: ``Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,'' the first full-length animated movie, is released.
0 was released in 1999 after eight years of stakeholder negotiations.
I believe that the prospect of a literal record, even if it were released after a long period of time, inevitably would introduce a self-consciousness into Committee proceedings that would seriously inhibit the flow of information and ideas.
From 1993 through 1998, HSEES captured 406 events in which mercury was the only substance released.
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