abdominal pad

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a cushion-like mass of soft material.
abdominal pad a pad for the absorption of discharges from abdominal wounds, or for packing off abdominal viscera to improve exposure during surgery. Called also laparotomy pad.
dinner pad a pad placed over the stomach before a plaster jacket is applied; the pad is then removed to leave space under the jacket to take care of expansion of the stomach after eating.
infrapatellar fat pad a large pad of fat lying behind and below the patella.
knuckle p's nodular thickenings of the skin on the dorsal surface of the interphalangeal joints.
laparotomy pad abdominal p.
sucking pad (suctorial pad) a lobulated mass of fat that occupies the space between the masseter muscle and the external surface of the buccinator muscle. It is well developed in infants.
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lap·a·rot·o·my pad

a pad made from several layers of gauze folded into a rectangular shape; used as a sponge, for packing off the viscera in abdominal operations, and in other ways.
Synonym(s): abdominal pad
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

lap·a·rot·o·my pad

(lap'ă-rot'ŏ-mē pad)
A compress made from several layers of gauze folded into a rectangular shape; used as a sponge or packing material in surgery.
Synonym(s): abdominal pad.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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Subjects lifted the box four times, once in each of the following four conditions: no support, weight belt, weight belt with a rigid abdominal pad [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 1 OMITTED], and an elastic abdominal binder [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 2 OMITTED].
* Market size data for Traditional Wound Management market segments - Gauzes, Sponges, Bandages, Abdominal Pads and Gauze Sponges.
Although spunlaced fabrics without binder are preferred to other types for use as dressings and sponges, there continues to be yardage of apertured rayon fabrics used as the outer layer of "Topper," "Cover" and other cellulose wadding and rayon filled sponges, combine dressings and abdominal pads. This apertured fabric has been used for years on filled sponges and absorbent sponges and pads.

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