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first in·ten·tion

(fĭrst in-ten'shŭn)
Healing by fibrous adhesion, without suppuration or granulation tissue formation.
See also: second intention, third intention
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012


(in-ten'chon) [L. intentio, purpose, aim]
1. A natural process of healing.
2. A goal or purpose.

first intention

See: healing by first intention

second intention

See: healing by second intention

third intention

See: healing by third intention
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