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de·vi·tal·ize

(dē-vī'tăl-īz),
To deprive of vitality or of vital properties.
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devitalize

(dē-vīt′ăl-īz″) [ de- + vital]
1. To destroy or lose vitality; make or become lifeless.
2. In biology, to deprive of a normal supply of nutrients and oxygen.
3. In dentistry, to destroy the vitality of a tooth or the pulp of a tooth. devitalization (-vīt″ăl-ĭ-zā′shŏn) devitalized (-īzd″), adjective
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de·vi·tal·ize

(dē-vī'tăl-īz)
To deprive of vitality or of vital properties.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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* debridement of infected, necrotic or devitalised tissue
* meticulous, complete surgical debridement of all infected, necrotic or devitalised tissue
The term debridement refers to the removal of surface debris, devitalised tissue (slough) and infected matter.
On the day of presentation the wound was thoroughly cleaned and a pinch of finely ground Copper sulphate was put deep into the lacerated wound to debride the dead and devitalised tissues and kill the microbes.
The eschar provides a devitalised, protein-rich environment, which further benefits bacterial proliferation through its exclusion from the systemic circulation and impaired local immune responses--hence the high susceptibility of the burn wound to infection.
Vitamins C and E energise devitalised, moisture-starved skin.
Factors that are of importance include the type of organisms, their numbers and virulence, host resistance and the quality of the wound, as well as the presence of devitalised tissue.
The eschar provides a devitalised, proteinrich environment, which further benefits bacterial proliferation through its exclusion from the systemic circulation and impaired local immune responses--hence the high susceptibility of the burn wound to infection.