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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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Due to concerns over incidental take of steelhead trout (Onchorhynchus mykiss), a federally listed threatened species, we did not sample fish from sloughs in the Alviso and Eden Landing complexes in March 2004, and from sloughs in the Alviso complex in March 2005.
During our study, water from sloughs (source water) typically circulated through pond systems by first flowing into an intake pond at high tide, then moving by gravity or pumps through one or more interior ponds until reaching an outlet pond.
Selectivity of gear was evident in the combined-catch statistics from salt ponds and sloughs.
Distribution of Fish--Topsmelt was the most ubiquitous species, occurring in all ponds and sloughs (Table 2).
In order to minimize the impact of the derbies on the elasmobranchs of Elkhorn Slough and to assist in various research projects, a tag-and-release program was initiated in 1988 through a cooperative effort between MLML, the PVRGC, Monterey Bay Aquarium, and the Elkhorn Slough Foundation.
Seven species of elasmobranchs are typically found in Elkhorn Slough.
Elasmobranch species composition and seasonal patterns of occurrence in Elkhorn Slough have been documented by Barry (1983), Talent (1985), Yoklavich et al.
Talent (1985) believed that the bat ray catch was not necessarily representative of their abundance in the slough, due to the difficulties of catching bat rays in his sampling gear (gill nets).
Protecting the natural tapestry of life in areas where freshwater meets the sea was one reason the State of Oregon and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration created the South Slough National Estuarine Reserve in 1974.
The South Slough Reserve covers about 5,000 acres on Coos Bay's southernmost reaches, the Winchester and Sengstacken arms.
Or, if it's very windy, he may take them into Joe Ney Slough, which is outside the boundaries of the reserve, but offers more shelter from the wind.
The next South Slough kayak tour is scheduled for March 11, 8:30 a.