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dress

(drĕs)
v.
To apply medication, bandages, or other therapeutic materials to an area of the body such as a wound.

dress

Nursing
verb To apply protective and/or absorptive materials to a wound; as “To dress a wound.”

clinical etiquette

Professional comportment Medical practice The components of medical practice which, in addition to ethics and competence, define what it is to be a physician
Clinical etiquette
Bedside manner Avoid easy familiarity, be attentive of Pts needs, do not eat on rounds
Dress Conservative & appropriate
Grooming Clean, neat, unobtrusive
Language Respectful, at level of audience, non-use of vulgar vernacular or demeaning appellations, discretion regarding others' condition (JAMA 1988; 260:2559)  

drug rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms

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DRESS

A potentially fatal allergic reaction to an administered drug in which a nonblistering skin eruption is accompanied by fever, markedly elevated serum eosinophil levels, and, often, bone marrow, kidney or liver injury. Common causes include allopurinol, and anticonvulsant drugs (such as carbamazepine and phenytoin). Synonym: drug-induced hypersensitivity syndrome

Patient discussion about dress

Q. Why does it hurt so bad to move or even get dressed because of the fibrmyalgia? Some days I can't even move to get out of bed because I hurt so bad. Other days I hurt so bad that even trying to wear clothes hurts.

A. Hi! I saw your question and wanted to tell you that you need to try to move around a little. The more you sleep or lay around the worse it gets. You have to find your own way of moving and not moving. Walking is the best thing or swimming. Just moving around is good too depeending on pain level. Do too much or too little keeps you in pain. Moving around brings the pain down. Also, pain relievers help. Motrin or any NSAID will affect your kidneys and liver. But pain reliever is better.

More discussions about dress
References in classic literature ?
"It is all very simple, my dear monsieur; there will be a hunt, a banquet, concert, promenade and reception; these five kinds of dress are required by etiquette."
de Percerin," Aramis continued, "you are making five dresses for the king, are you not?
"I must have something to match my dress, and blue inside," said Fanny, bringing out her ribbon boxes.
There -- hitched carelessly on the innermost peg -- there, with its white spots, and its double flounce, was the brown Alpaca dress!
There are four white dresses climbing a hill in front of my window now.
He said it interested him.) But, notwithstanding all this, and try as I would, I could not help an occasional flicker of water from going over those dresses.
When the king got to the bottom, he ordered Cat-skin to be called once more, and soon saw the white finger, and the ring that he had put on it whilst they were dancing: so he seized her hand, and kept fast hold of it, and when she wanted to loose herself and spring away, the fur cloak fell off a little on one side, and the starry dress sparkled underneath it.
Janet sat and smiled, looking horribly uncomfortable in her hideous dress, and John Douglas sat without smiling.
"I didn't trouble my head about getting pretty dresses for you.
To go to church in a faded print dress, with a shabby little old sun-hat and worn shoes!
Do you think she'd be offended if we offered to lend her a dress for Thursday?" asked another voice.
Meanwhile, Dorothy had dressed herself in a pretty gown of soft grey embroidered with silver, and put a blue-and-gold suit of satin upon little Button-Bright, who looked as sweet as a cherub in it.