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slough

 [sluf]
1. a mass of dead tissue in, or cast out from, living tissue; see also gangrene.
2. to shed or cast off.

slough

(slŭf),
1. Necrotic tissue separated from the living structure.
2. To separate from the living tissue, said of a dead or necrotic part.
[M.E. slughe]

slough

(sluf)
1. necrotic tissue in the process of separating from viable portions of the body.
2. to shed or cast off.

slough

(slŭf)
n.
1. Medicine A layer or mass of dead tissue separated from surrounding living tissue, as in a wound, sore, or inflammation.
2. An outer layer or covering that is shed or removed.
v. sloughed, sloughing, sloughs
v.intr.
Medicine To separate from surrounding living tissue. Used of dead tissue.

slough

[sluf]
Etymology: ME, sluh, husk
1 v, to shed or cast off dead tissue, such as cells of the endometrium, shed during menstruation.
2 n, the tissue that has been shed.

slough

pronounced SLUFF

Medical humour
noun A deprecating term for a patient that a doctor, ward or hospital tries to pass off on another doctor, ward or hospital without appropriate indications.

Wound care
noun Dead skin or tissue that has fallen off of decubital ulcers or other parts of the patient’s body.

verb To shed or remove dead tissue.

slough

(slŭf)
1. Necrosed tissue separated from the living structure.
2. To separate from the living tissue; said of a dead or necrosed part.
[M.E. slughe]

slough

1. Dead tissue cast off or separated from its original site.
2. The casting off of dead tissue.

slough

gel-like mass of dead cells, dead/living bacteria, fibrin and tissue-destructive enzymes at the base of a chronic wound (may also adhere to underlying tissues); slough prevents normal healing

slough

(slŭf)
1. Necrosed tissue separated from the living structure.
2. To separate from the living tissue.
[M.E. slughe]

slough (sluf),

n 1. the dead tissue that has been shed or discarded.
v 2. to remove dead tissue.
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Slough.

slough

1. a mass of dead tissue in, or cast out from, living tissue.
2. to shed or cast off.

anesthetic slough
the iatrogenic slough caused by the injection of a necrotizing anesthetic solution subcutaneously in mistake for an intravenous injection. The common sites are over the anterior aspect of the forearm in small animals and over the jugular furrow in large animals.
epidermal slough
occurs in captive cetaceans when the salinity of the pool water is insufficient.
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Deal preserves iconic Boggy Slough forest, wildlife habitat and 18 miles of Neches River frontage
Located west of Lufkin, Boggy Slough contains some of the oldest and most ecologically significant hardwood forest habitat in East Texas and spans 18 miles of river frontage along the Neches River.
The lakes and sloughs in both the Edmonton and Strathcona districts were alive with sportsmen from both towns.
Most of the sportsmen left town the afternoon and evening before so as to be on hand at some favorite slough at the first peep of daylight.
ABSTRACT--This study was conducted to characterize fishery resources inhabiting salt-evaporation ponds and sloughs in South San Francisco Bay, and to identify key environmental variables that influence distribution of fishes.
Shovelnose guitarfish and thornbacks both occur primarily in shallow soft bottom habitats such as the mud and sandy bottoms of bays, sloughs, and coastal beaches (Roedel and Ripley, 1950; Dubsky, 1974; Feder et al.
Gaskill says some of the best paddling on Coos Bay and its sloughs is actually in the `offseason,' as stiff northwesterly winds often create rough conditions in the summer months.
The purpose of the study we present here is to compare population characteristics and morphological features of painted turtles from two different kinds of sloughs in Clay County, Minnesota.
Great egrets have been increasing for several years, with the biggest increase in the Pajaro Valley, where the sloughs and lakes and the river provide great habitat.
This action was taken to prevent the spread and discharge of diesel oil to tidal sloughs and adjacent wetlands in the Suisun Marsh.
That's the concept behind a half-million dollar effort by federal and state water contractors to provide underwater speakers to encourage juvenile Chinook salmon smolts migrating to the ocean to remain in the Sacramento River and steer clear of the myriad of sloughs and canals in the Delta's interior.