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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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a pad of moderate thickness placed over the pit of the stomach before the application of a plaster jacket; after the plaster has set, the pad is removed, leaving space for varying degrees of abdominal distention.
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din·ner pad(din'ĕr pad)
A pad of moderate thickness placed over the pit of the stomach before the application of a plaster jacket; after the plaster has set, the pad is removed, leaving space for varying degrees of abdominal distention.
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