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1. not obstructed or closed.
2. exposed to the air; not covered by unbroken skin.
3. pertaining to a clinical trial or other experiment in which both subjects and observers know which treatment is administered to each subject, as opposed to a single blind, double blind, or triple blind study.


1. Not closed; exposed, said of a wound.
2. To enter or expose, as a wound or cavity.


1. not obstructed or closed.
2. exposed to the air; not covered by unbroken skin.
3. pertaining to a study in which both subjects and experimenters know which treatment is administered to each subject.


Vox populi → medtalk Patent, pronounced PAY tent


1. said of tissues, cavities and lesions which are normally enclosed when they are exposed to the environment.
2. not pregnant but capable of being pregnant.

open case
lesions which carry a heavy load of infection are exposed to the air and represent a potent source of infection for other animals, e.g. an open case of bovine tuberculosis where the cow has extensive pulmonary lesions which are open to the bronchi.
usually refers to thoracotomy or other procedure in which there is an opening in the chest wall.
surgery in which the heart itself is exposed.
open heels
when the heels in the horse's feet are wide apart.
open joint
the joint capsule and synovial membrane have been punctured and the synovial lining of the joint is exposed to the air.
open pen feedlot
the animals in the lot are without shelter.
open wound
one without apposition of skin edges or left without sutures, usually to allow drainage and healing by granulation.

Patient discussion about open

Q. How open are you about telling people that you are bipolar? I am studying in a coed college and am high scoring and talented. Actually I am a guitarist who entertains most of my peers. So I have lots of friends. For the past 8 months I could not use my guitar because of my busy study schedule. Without music I feel very depressed. My attitude has changed. My friends started deserting me because of my depression. So I started hating life and checked with a psychiatrist who diagnosed as bipolar. I fear whether I will lose my friends. So this question is to bipolar people: How open are you about telling people that you are bipolar?

A. P.S..we all have problems,god made us all different,acept who you are,and you will be alright.

Q. what are the do and don't do of Allergic people when they go out side to the open land?

A. if seasonal allergy is what you mean -there are certain times a year that you know you get sick. try avoiding long walks in fields of blooming flowers at those times...take antihistamine with you all the time, and don't forget some tissue paper :)

Q. what is the best thing to do to eliminate or to let it be remove without surgery?I'm afraid but laser mayb ok If I can go for laser where can you suggest coz I'm jobless and can't afford to pay.Or is there some remedy that i can take to melt those stones inside my bladder then they can come out through my waste ?

A. Bladder stones, also called bladder calculi, often form when concentrated urine sits in your bladder. Bladder stones usually need to be removed. If the stone is small, your doctor may recommend that you drink an increased amount of water each day to help the stone pass. If the stone is large or doesn't pass on its own, your doctor may need to remove the stone. Bladder stones are usually removed during a procedure called a cystolitholapaxy. This is done by inserting a small tube with a camera at the end (cystoscope) through your urethra and into your bladder to view the stone. Your doctor uses a laser, ultrasound or mechanical device to break the stone into small pieces and then flushes the pieces from your bladder.
I am not familiar with the cost of such procedure.

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