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pack

 [pak]
1. treatment by wrapping a patient in blankets or sheets, or a limb in towels, wet or dry and either hot or cold; referred to as wet, dry, hot, or cold pack, respectively.
2. the blankets, sheets, or towels used for this treatment.
3. tampon.
4. a type of dressing used for hemostasis, such as in the nose (nasal pack) or vagina (vaginal pack). See also packing.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

pack

(pak),
1. To fill, stuff, or tampon.
2. To enwrap or envelop the body in a sheet, blanket, or other covering.
3. To apply a dressing or covering to a surgical site.
4. The items used for wound dressing.
[M.E. pak, fr. Germanic]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

pack

(păk)
n.
1. Medicine
a. Material, such as towels, sheets, or blankets that are used to swathe a patient or body part.
b. A material, such as gauze, that is therapeutically inserted into a body cavity or wound.
2.
a. An ice pack used to reduce pain and inflammation.
b. A cold pack.
c. A hot pack.
3. A cosmetic paste that is applied to the skin, allowed to dry, and then rinsed off.
v. packed, packing, packs
v.tr.
Medicine
a. To wrap (a patient) in a pack.
b. To insert a pack into (a body cavity or wound).

pack′a·bil′i·ty n.
pack′a·ble adj.
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pack

Drug slang
noun A regional term for a wholesale quantity of marijuana or heroin.
  
verb To fill a pipe bowl with marijuana.
  
Forensics
verb To carry a concealed weapon.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

pack

(pak)
1. To fill, stuff, or tampon.
2. To enwrap or envelop the body in a sheet, blanket, or other covering.
3. To apply a dressing or covering to a surgical site.
4. Prepackaged organized container for medications.
[M.E. pak, fr. Germanic]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

pack

(pak)
1. To fill, stuff, or tampon.
2. To enwrap or envelop body in a sheet, blanket, or other covering.
3. To apply a dressing or covering to a surgical site.
4. Items used for wound dressing.
[M.E. pak, fr. Germanic]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about pack

Q. can i treat Arthritis with hot packs? will it make any different?

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References in classic literature ?
"Free People," he cried, "does Shere Khan lead the Pack? What has a tiger to do with our leadership?"
The leadership of the Pack is with the Pack alone."
He has kept our Law"; and at last the seniors of the Pack thundered: "Let the Dead Wolf speak." When a leader of the Pack has missed his kill, he is called the Dead Wolf as long as he lives, which is not long.
But for the sake of the Honor of the Pack,--a little matter that by being without a leader ye have forgotten,--I promise that if ye let the man-cub go to his own place, I will not, when my time comes to die, bare one tooth against ye.
"He is a man--a man--a man!" snarled the Pack. And most of the wolves began to gather round Shere Khan, whose tail was beginning to switch.
"There shall be no war between any of us in the Pack. But here is a debt to pay before I go." He strode forward to where Shere Khan sat blinking stupidly at the flames, and caught him by the tuft on his chin.
Transport or maturation packs are generally used for larger pieces of meat in the B2B sector.
For high school students, each of some 40,000 bags to be distributed contains one T-shirt, six packs of instant oatmeal, a slab of cheese, one box each of hotcake mix and quick-cook arroz caldo, two boxes of champorado, a pack of full cream milk, 12 single packs of energy drink, 10 single packs of crackers, eight packs of instant pancit canton, and a small can each of pineapple tidbits and pineapple juice.
Pack conveyors are used for quick and heavy transportation of a variety of materials or packs which increases their preference in material handling and packaging industries.
The packs, which come in four categories ranging from Dh900 to Dh4,000, will be sold daily from Saturday to Thursday, 9am to 6pm, until the allocated quantity of more than 4,000 packs run out.