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devitalized

 [de-vi´tal-īzd]
1. devoid of vitality or life; dead.
2. of an organ or body part, having a blood supply so reduced that the oxygen supply will not support life.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

de·vi·tal·ized

(dē-vī'tăl-īzd),
Devoid of life; dead.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

de·vi·tal·ized

(dē-vī'tăl-īzd)
Devoid of life; dead.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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A girdlestone is a thorough debridement of all infected or devitalized tissue and removal of the prosthesis.
She underwent three surgical procedures for debridement of devitalized and necrotic tissue, requiring resection of the exposed necrotic tendon in the last procedure.
Their controlling, avoidant behaviors are problematic, but not as extreme as devitalized. Although conflicted couples are less happy than the more intimate types, they are not as happy as devitalized.
Careful wound inspection with consideration for distinction between devitalized host tissue, which must be cut to remove from underlying viable tissue, and a tightly attached film (as in Figure 2).
The steps in the treatment of chronic osteomyelitis consist of correct microbiological diagnosis; improvement of the host's defenses; stabilization of underlying diseases; correct anatomical localization of bone involvement; adequate antimicrobial therapy; surgical debridement of all devitalized tissue; repair of soft tissues; and bone reconstruction and rehabilitation.
"Fractured or discolored teeth are frequently devitalized and lead to chronic low-grade pain, and sometimes acute swelling and/or drainage.
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Additionally, since new cells take longer to reach the surface, the dull, devitalized skin cells on the surface eventually dominate--creating the rough, uneven texture so characteristic of aging.
Due to their ability to adhere to the skin, clays offer mechanical protection similar to a bandage, sealing out external physical or chemical agents, as well as absorptive properties which assist in removing devitalized tissue, particulate matter, or foreign materials from a wound.
The foot is deathly whitish blue and etched in blue/black blood vessels from devitalized, stagnant blood.
If it falls to the side instantly and quite limp, it is said to be devitalized, but many people will find difficulty in letting the arm go entirely in this way with all their muscles relaxed.