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lance

 [lans]
1. lancet.
2. to cut or incise with a lancet or similar instrument.

lance

(lans),
1. To incise a part, as an abscess or boil.
2. A lancet.
[L. lancea, a slender spear]

lance

(lans)
1. lancet.
2. to cut or incise with a lancet.

lance

(lăns)
n.
1.
a. A thrusting weapon with a long wooden shaft and a sharp metal head.
b. A similar implement for spearing fish.
2. A cavalry lancer.
3. Medicine See lancet.
tr.v. lanced, lancing, lances
1. To pierce with a lance.
2. Medicine To make a surgical incision in; cut into: lance a boil.

lance

Etymology: L, lancea, spear
to incise a furuncle or an abscess to release accumulated pus. A topical anesthetic is applied, the lesion is incised, and the pus is drained. A drain is inserted if the infection is deep. The bacteria involved are most often staphylococci. An antibiotic is given systemically if the boil is facial to prevent infection from spreading into the cranial sinuses. Infected drainage is kept off surrounding skin to prevent a recurrence. Careful handwashing is essential to prevent spread of infection to others.

lance

(lans)
1. To incise a part, as an abscess or boil.
2. A lancet.

lance

V. to cut into or incise a part, such as an abscess for the purposes of DRAINAGE of PUS or other fluid. In these days of disposable scalpel blades, the term is no longer used as a noun.

lance

drain pus from an abscess, by perforation of overlying tissue

lance

(lans)
1. To incise a body part, as an abscess or boil.
2. A lancet.

lance,

v to cut open with a lancet; to incise.

lance

1. lancet.
2. to cut or incise with a lancet.
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