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patch

 [pach]
a small area differing from the rest of a surface.
Peyer's p's whitish, oval, elevated patches of closely packed lymph follicles in mucous and submucous layers of the small intestine.
salmon patch a salmon-colored nevus flammeus usually found over the eyelids, between the eyes, or on the forehead. It is the most common vascular lesion of infancy, found in 40 per cent of newborns, and usually fades in the first year of life. Called also nevus simplex.
patch test a type of skin test for hypersensitivity in which filter paper or gauze saturated with the substance in question is applied to the skin, usually on the forearm; a positive reaction is reddening or swelling at the site.
Patch test.

patch

(patch),
1. A small circumscribed area differing in color or structure from the surrounding surface.
2. In dermatology, a flat area larger than 1 cm in diameter.
3. An intermediate stage in the formation of a cap on the surface of a cell.

patch

(păch)
n.
1. A small circumscribed area differing from the surrounding surface.
2. A dressing or covering applied to protect a wound or sore.
3. A transdermal patch.

patch

Informatics An occasionally inelegant software or hardware “workaround” to solve a problem in data flow in an information system Therapeutics A delivery system in which an agent of interest–eg, nicotine, testosterone is impregnated in a disposable material and placed on the skin for passive absorption. See Lidocaine patch, Nicotine patch, St. John's® transdermal patch, RapiSeal patch Vox populi A gob or wad of a thing. See Cotton-ball patch, Cotton wool patch, Herald patch, Inlet patch, Leaky patch, Peyer's patch, Shagreen patch.

patch

(pach)
1. A small, circumscribed area differing in color or structure from the surrounding surface.
2. dermatology A flat area larger than 1.0 cm in diameter.
3. An intermediate stage in the formation of a cap on the surface of a cell.

brood spot

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patch

a prolactin-induced (see LUTEOTROPHIC HORMONE bare layer of skin in birds from which feathers are virtually absent and which receives a rich blood supply. Such patches are used to incubate the eggs.

patch

(pach)
1. A small circumscribed area differing in color or structure from the surrounding surface.
2. In dermatology, a flat area larger than 1 cm in diameter.

Patient discussion about patch

Q. nicotine patch does anyone know if you can use the patch for smokeless tobacco users,that dont smoke,and how well does it work,what are the side effects,i"ve been using smokeless tobacco for 24 years and would like to stop,tried going cold turkey,but it didnt work,my dr. said i should try the patch,but couldnt tell me if it would work or not.

A. There is really no reason you couldn't try the patch. The problem would be with what dose to start. Usually if people smoke more than 10 cigarettes a day they start with the 21mg but I am not sure how smokeless tobacco relates to cigarettes. Your best bet may be to try the gum as you chew it and then place it between you cheek and gum for a while, similar to dip.

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Salmon patches, also known as nevus flammeus simplex, are the most common vascular lesions in infancy [1].
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Following Ada's death in 1976, at 81 Mr Patch married his second wife, Jean, who died five years ago.
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Patients using the 40-mcg patch also showed a significant 1.3% increase in total hip BMD.
About 60 medicated patches are on the market, and include both over-the-counter and prescription products.
The multicenter, randomized, controlled clinical trial comparing the patch and ring included 479 women who were using, and happy with, the combination OC.
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Anyone with a recalled Duragesic patch should call 800-547-6446; anyone with a recalled Sandoz patch should call 800-901-7236.
The rivastigmine patch offers continuous drug delivery through the skin into the bloodstream over 24 hours.