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de·vi·tal·ize

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

devitalize

/de·vi·tal·ize/ (de-vīt´il-īz) to deprive of life or vitality.

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

de·vi·tal·ize

(dē-vī'tăl-īz)
To deprive of vitality or of vital properties.
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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.
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.
The presence of devitalised tissue is a major predisposing factor for persisting wound infection, and as such it is often impossible to eradicate deep-seated organisms with topical treatments alone.
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.