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towel

sterilizable piece of cloth with good water absorbing capacity used to mop up, as a temporary instrument store at a surgical site, as a local drape.

towel clamps
see towel forceps.
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To help establish the innocence of their client, the defense hired me to ascertain the drying time of washcloths found at the crime scene to help establish the time of the crime.
If longterm washcloth bathing has been foun harmful to Green Berets, one can extrapolate to its impact on individuals with cerebral palsy.
Transmission may also have occurred as a result of transient carriage of the organism by healthcare workers, as may occur with nosocomial transmission of Clostridium difficile and vancomycin-resistant enterococcus (23,24), or as a result of contaminated fomites, such the washcloth described in outbreak 1.
And with staffing shortages, it takes far less time to throw the dirty washcloth in the nearest garbage can than to walk it down the hail to the laundry bin.
Shailaja Valluri, an ophthalmologist at Indiana University, advises her blepharitis patients to place a hot washcloth over the closed eyelids for one minute.
Clean your ears using a warm washcloth placed over your finger.
Cleaning windows, claims Thorp, takes on a whole new meaning: "By concentrating on the simple wiping motion of the washcloth, you may begin to feel the origins of your own emancipation.
You may have gotten one from a towel or washcloth that had rubbed up against a wart.
Jackman told the publication that the place is separated for male and female and they hand you a towel, a small washcloth.