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to remove by débridement.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
debridement, débridement (di-brēd′mĕnt, dā-brēd-mon(t)′ ) [Fr. débrider, to remove a bridle]
The removal of foreign material and dead or damaged tissue, esp. in a wound. debride, débride (dĕ-brēd′, dā-)
A form of enzymatic débridement that uses the body's own enzymes to remove necrotic or nonviable tissue.
The removal of organic and inorganic debris from a dental root canal by mechanical or chemical methods. This procedure is done in preparation for sealing the canal to prevent further decay of the tooth.
Use of proteolytic enzymes to remove dead tissue from a wound. The enzymes do not attack viable tissues.
The removal of the entire epithelial lining or attachment epithelium from a periodontal pocket.
The removal of necrotic or devitalized tissue from a wound using friction, hydrotherapy, scraping, or wet-to-dry dressings.
Removal of necrotic tissue from a wound with a scalpel or a related surgical tool.
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