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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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).
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

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.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Medical Dictionary, © 2009 Farlex and Partners

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).
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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