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pad

 [pad]
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.

pad

(pad),
1. Soft material forming a cushion, used in applying or relieving pressure on a part, or in filling a depression so that dressings can fit snugly.
2. A more or less encapsulated body of fat or some other tissue serving to fill a space or act as a cushion in the body (that is, heel pad).

pad

(pad) a cushionlike 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.
buccal fat pad  sucking p.
dinner pad  a pad placed over the stomach before a plaster jacket is applied; the pad is then removed, leaving space under the jacket to accommodate expansion of the stomach after eating.
infrapatellar fat pad  a large pad of fat lying behind and below the patella.
knuckle pads  nodular thickenings of the skin on the dorsal surface of the interphalangeal joints.
retromolar pad  a cushion-like mass of tissue situated at the distal termination of the mandibular residual ridge.
sucking pad , suctorial pad a lobulated mass of fat that occupies the space between the masseter and the external surface of the buccinator; it is well developed in infants.

pad

(păd)
n.
1.
a. A thin, cushionlike mass of soft material used to fill, to give shape, or to protect against jarring, scraping, or other injury.
b. Sports A piece of equipment consisting of shaped cushioning material often attached to a hard outer surface and worn to protect against blows, collisions, or shots.
2.
a. The fleshy underside of the end of a finger or toe.
b. The cushionlike flesh on the underside of the toes and feet of many animals.
c. The foot of such an animal.
tr.v. padded, padding, pads
To line or stuff with soft material.

pad′less adj.

pad

Etymology: D, paden, cushion
1 a mass of soft material used to cushion shock, prevent wear, or absorb moisture, such as the abdominal pads used to absorb discharges from abdominal wounds or to separate viscera and improve accessibility during abdominal surgery.
2 (in anatomy) a mass of fat that cushions various structures, such as the infrapatellar pad lying below the patella among the patellar ligament, the head of the tibia, and the femoral condyles.

PAD

1 abbreviation for peripheral arterial disease.
2 abbreviation for pulsatile assist device.

DHX40

A gene on chromosome 17q23.1 that encodes a probable member of the Asp-Glu-Ala-His (DEAH)-motif-containing family of ATP-dependent RNA helicases.

PAD

1. Panic/anxiety disorder. See Panic disorder.
2. Peripheral arterial disease. See Peripheral vascular disease.
3. Preoperative autologous donation. See Autologous donation.
4. Public access defibrillator Cardiology A portable defibrillator for on-scene management of cardiac arrest victims in public locations–airports, planes, malls, stadiums, first-response vehicle. See Defibrillator.

pad

Vox populi
1. A fleshy mass, often subcutaneous skin. See Dancer's pad, Heel pad.
2. A wad of absorbent material. See Loofah pad, Superstat hemostatic wound pad.

PAD

Abbreviation for peripheral arterial disease.

pad

(pad)
1. A thin cushion of resilient or absorbent material applied to relieve pressure or absorb fluid.
2. A more or less encapsulated body of fat or some other tissue serving to fill a space or act as a cushion in the body.

pad

(pad)
1. A cushion of soft material, usually cotton or rayon, used to apply pressure, relieve pressure, or support an organ or part.
2. A fleshlike or fatty mass.

abdominal pad

A dressing for absorbing discharges from surgical wounds of the abdomen.

Bichat's fat pad

Sucking pad.

buccal fat pad

Sucking pad.

dinner pad

A pad placed on the abdomen before application of a plaster cast.

dorsocervical fat pad

Buffalo hump.
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FAT PAD: prolapse of orbital fat pad at the lateral canthus of the eye

fat pad

1. Sucking pad.
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FAT PAD: prolapse of orbital fat pad at the lateral canthus of the eye
2. A layer of adipose tissue (usually capsulated) that protects structures from direct impact. Fat pads are found in various locations in the body: beneath the patellar tendon; under the calcaneus; or behind the elbow. See: illustration

kidney pad

An air or water pad fixed on an abdominal belt belt for external protection of the kidney.

knuckle pads

A congenital condition in which small nodules appear on the dorsal side of fingers.

laparotomy pad

A gauze pad with radioopaque marker employed to absorb fluids and/ or to pack off mobile viscera intraoperatively; commonly referred to as lap pad.

Malgaigne pad

See: Malgaigne pad

Mikulicz pad

See: Mikulicz-Radecki, Johann von

perineal pad

A pad covering the perineum; used to cover a wound or to absorb the menstrual flow.

sucking pad

A mass of fat in the cheeks, esp. well developed in an infant, aiding sucking.
Synonym: Bichat's fat pad; buccal fat pad

surgical pad

1. An absorbent gauze pad such as a laparotomy pad
2. A soft rubber pad with an apron and inflatable rim for drainage of escaping fluids; used in surgery and obstetrics.

pad

(pad)
1. Portion of finger that rests on dental instrument.
2. Soft material forming a cushion, used in applying or relieving pressure on a part, or in filling a depression so that dressings can fit snugly.
3. More or less encapsulated body of fat or some other tissue serving to fill a space or act as a cushion in the body (e.g., heel pad).

pad

a cushion-like mass of soft material which may be (1) anatomical; (2) surgical.

abdominal pad
a pad for the absorption of discharges from abdominal wounds, or for packing off abdominal viscera to improve exposure during surgery.
communal pad
metacarpal pad.
fat pad
a pad of fat lying within a joint, covered with synovial membrane and thought to assist in the spreading of synovial lubricant, e.g. infrapatellar fat pad of stifle joint.
foot p's
see footpad.
Mikulicz's pad
a pad made of folded gauze, for packing off viscera in surgical procedures.
pressure pad
in surgery, gauze sponges used to apply pressure in the control of minor hemorrhage.
stripped pad
avulsion of the pad with exposure of the dermis. A common injury in Greyhounds which have raced on asphalt or been over-exercised on a walking machine with a rough belt.