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ice pack(īs pak),
A cold local application to limit or reduce swelling in recently traumatized tissues, usually in the form of a waterproof container for ice. Improvised means for containing ice (for example, plastic bags, towels) are often employed, as are chemical sacks that when struck allow the commingling of chemicals that react endothermically.
1. A floating mass of compacted ice fragments.
2. A folded sac filled with crushed ice and applied to sore or swollen parts of the body to reduce pain and inflammation. Also called ice bag.
Etymology: ME, is + pakke
a container of crushed ice placed on the body to reduce tissue temperature, relieve pain, soothe inflamed tissue, or control bleeding.
ice pack(īs pak)
A cold local application to limit or reduce swelling in recently traumatized tissues, usually in the form of a waterproof container for ice.